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

Don Yee, Tom Brady’s agent, talks about being mocked by WEEI host in an Asian accent

By , Globe Columnist

Yee has been experiencing racism in the sports industry since he began his career but said he felt “very sad that in 2018 we hadn’t made much progress since the ’70s.”

Shirley Leung

Are there too many restaurants in Boston and not enough diners?

By , Globe Columnist

The closing of Cambridge’s Les Sablons sent chills through the industry as a growing list of experienced owners call it quits on some spots.

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Fear not, East Boston: Parks mean you won’t end up another Seaport

By , Globe Staff

Some of the city’s most expansive waterfront parks are planned for the Eastie side of the harbor.This matters because it means luxury buildings won’t completely wall off the waterfront.

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Cautious Charlie orders up his favorite remedy: a study

By , Globe Columnist

Instead of seizing on the chance to be a leader in transportation, the governor wants us to wait another year for solutions.