Business 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


At Massport, new CEO is ready for change

By , Globe Staff

A smooth rollout of new ride-hail rules at Logan Airport is Lisa Wieland’s first big test as the head of Massport.


It’s time to clear a path through the political gridlock for a test of congestion pricing

By , Globe Columnist

If Boston moves ahead with congestion pricing, it’s going to need the state’s help, and you can already sense political gridlock setting in.

Former interim Boston schools chief to lead early education provider

By , and , Globe Staff

Laura Perille – who recently served as interim superintendent of the Boston Public Schools – will become the next chief executive of Nurtury, a 140-year-old institution that is one of the biggest providers of early education and care in Greater Boston.


Black Friday has become ‘Black November’

By , Globe Staff

With a later-than-usual Thanksgiving, retailers have been pushing “door buster” discounts for weeks in an effort to get people to start their holiday shopping.