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

Silver Line’s newest route links Chelsea, Seaport

By , Globe Columnist

A one-seat ride through the Ted Williams Tunnel serves Logan Airport, the Seaport District, and South Station.

‘Fearless Girl’ to move, ‘Charging Bull’ could follow

By , Globe Staff

The “Fearless Girl” statue has found a new home in Manhattan, and the “Charging Bull” she faced off with may follow her there.

Shirley Leung

Tourism board will try again after inept search for leader

By , Globe Columnist

The board of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau failed to include a single person of color on its shortlist for a new top executive.

Shirley Leung

UMass Amherst isn’t the bad guy in the Mount Ida saga

By , Globe Columnist

But there is still time to make sure all UMass campuses can benefit.