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

Shirley Leung

Sexist grill still par for the course at Charles River Country Club

By , Globe Columnist

A $1 million renovation of the Newton club’s men’s locker room includes a single-sex pub complete with food, booze, and a stone fireplace.

Shirley Leung

Massport planned this tunnel for a rainy day. Or a cold one

By , Globe Columnist

Everyone knows the Big Dig brought us the Ted Williams and Tip O’Neill tunnels. But there was one more gift, just for pedestrians.

Shirley Leung

UMass Boston chancellor flubs first big move on fixing the budget

By , Globe Columnist

Barry Mills made a cruel and unusual decision to shutter the university’s day-care center and preschool.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

Tide is turning as women expose ‘bro culture’

By , Globe Columnist

Here are what women in the tech industry wished they had said — and in some cases did — when they encountered an offensive remark or behavior.