Coronell has been awarded the prestigious National Journalism Award Simón Bolívar on six occasions:
* 1987: Best TV Chronicle
* 1989: Best Journalistic Report
* 1992: Best Cultural Report
* 2007: Best Opinion Column
* 2008: Best TV News Follow-up Report and Best Investigative Report for TV
In 2009 he was granted the highest award for a TV investigative report by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano – Cemex, for “Un Crímen casi perfecto” (An Almost Perfect Crime) together with a team of journalists from Noticias Uno. The program was broadcast in 2007.