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

Worcester to offer $500 million in incentives to lure Amazon

By , Globe Staff

The state’s second-largest city is digging deep to woo an Amazon headquarters facility.

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Whether Amazon comes to Boston or not, we should still make Boston better

By , Globe Columnist

Sure, Jeff Bezos is the visionary we want, but let’s not forget the vision we have for ourselves.


Juliette Kayyem’s new security challenge: Transporting kids

By , Globe Columnist

The former Homeland Security official is leading Zemcar, a ride-sharing startup geared to children.

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It’s time for Boston to bring in the closer for our Amazon bid

By , Globe Columnist

Imagine a pitch centered around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.