Shirley Leung

Shirley Leung is a columnist writing on everything from the intersection of business and politics to gender issues in the workplace. She is also a WGBH contributor to “Boston Public Radio” and “Greater Boston,” as well as a regular guest on New England Cable News.

She was a finalist in 2015 and 2017 for the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary.

Previously, Leung was the Globe’s business editor, where she oversaw its award-winning coverage of the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to the Globe, Leung was a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Princeton University, Leung started her career at her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun.

She is a working mom of two and lives in Milton with her husband who is also a journalist.

Latest stories


Charlie Baker is no longer a biotech holdout

By , Globe Columnist

Initially hesitant to use state money to help the industry, Baker came through with a $500 million package.

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Let’s not leave paid family leave up to a ballot initiative

By , Globe Columnist

My advice to advocates of the bills backing paid family leave and groups that oppose them: Roll up your sleeves, and work out your differences.

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Will GE’s new CEO remain committed to Boston?

By , Globe Columnist

The selection of John Flannery to succeed Jeff Immelt bodes well for the city.

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Jeff Immelt wants a radical transformation of GE

By , Globe Staff

Immelt didn’t want or need to change the world. He just wanted to change General Electric Co.