Columnist

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

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A lesson hard for Boston to buy: We’re good

By , Globe Columnist

It almost doesn’t matter if Amazon picks Boston for its next headquarters. We’ve already won.

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For Amazon, is Suffolk Downs the right fit?

By , Globe Columnist

The mayor made the soon-to-be shuttered horse track that straddles East Boston and Revere the prime location for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters in Boston’s pitch to the online giant.

Worcester to offer $500 million in incentives to lure Amazon

By , Globe Staff

The state’s second-largest city is digging deep to woo an Amazon headquarters facility.

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Whether Amazon comes to Boston or not, we should still make Boston better

By , Globe Columnist

Sure, Jeff Bezos is the visionary we want, but let’s not forget the vision we have for ourselves.