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

With millionaires tax off the ballot, how else do we pay for transportation and education?

By , Globe Staff

Thurston and Buffy must be clinking champagne glasses at their Weston spread now that the Supreme Judicial Court has thrown the millionaires tax off the ballot.

Shirley Leung

In 2018, there is no excuse for topless dancers at a corporate event

By , Globe Columnist

We’ve hit a new low when topless female dancers at a corporate gathering are considered as normal as cheap wine and bland hors d’oeuvres.

Shirley Leung

Catching up with the LA Olympics, and wondering what could have been in Boston

By , Globe Columnist

The Games could have been Boston’s, but instead the Hub self destructed. Now, Los Angeles is planning for what kind of city it wants to be 10 years from now, its mayor says.

Shirley Leung

Happy birthday to me: 3½ hours at the RMV waiting to renew my license

By , Globe Staff

I can live with an hour in line, but 3½ hours? C’mon, I could have flown to Chicago in that amount of time.