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

SHIRLEY LEUNG

Recession on the horizon? Local business leaders aren’t convinced

By , Globe Staff

They’re on alert, yes, but few business leaders in the Boston area seem to expect the economy to fall off a cliff.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

From Western Mass., Trump’s trade war looks like a ‘fistfight’

By , Globe Staff

Some companies are holding off on expansion plans because they’re not sure how the US-China dispute will play out.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

How old are the Red Line signals? They don’t even make parts anymore

By , Globe Staff

When you’re still using a signal system from the 1970s, it can be hard to find parts.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

Would ‘managed lanes’ make rush hours more manageable?

By , Globe Staff

Among the obvious findings in the state’s traffic congestion report was some hope for innovative ideas.