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 new Martin’s Park, plans for more ferries, things are happening on the waterfront

By , Globe Columnist

Not everything on the Boston waterfront is fraught with friction. Here’s a roundup of what’s progressing along.

Shirley Leung

Harvard lawsuit is about affirmative action, not Asian Americans

By , Globe Staff

The case has divided Asian Americans. Some of us want to keep affirmative action to ensure diverse campuses. Others say race-blind policies ensure Asian American applicants don’t experience bias.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

Mass. political candidates can expense a tuxedo, but not child care. That needs to change

By , Globe Staff

As Beacon Hill drags its feet, other states have already changed campaign finance rules to allow candidates to count child care as a campaign expense.

Shirley Leung

Happy Birthday, America. Be glad we’re not celebrating at the RMV

By , Globe Columnist

Turns out I wasn’t the only pathetic soul who spent her birthday waiting hours in line to get a Real ID license. Readers reacted with their own tales of marking the occasion at the Registry.