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

‘Fearless Girl’ finds a new place to take a stand

By , Globe Staff

The statue, commissioned by Boston-based State Street Corp. to mark International Women’s Day, will move to a spot facing the New York Stock Exchange.

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.

Shirley Leung

Botched search for Boston tourism honcho should be restarted

By , Globe Staff

No candidate of color made the short list for chief operating officer of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. How hard did they look?