Business columnist

Shirley Leung

Shirley Leung is a columnist and associate editor at the Boston Globe.

She has written on everything from the intersection of business and politics to gender and diversity issues in the workplace. She has been a three-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary. In 2018, Boston Magazine named her to its list of the “100 Most Influential People in Boston.”

Shirley is also a contributor to WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio” and “Greater Boston,” as well as a regular guest on New England Cable News.

Previously, Shirley served as the Globe’s interim editorial page editor. She also has been the Globe’s business editor, where she oversaw its award-winning coverage of the 2008 financial crisis.

Prior to the Globe, Shirley was a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Princeton University, she started her career at her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun.

Latest stories

Preparing for a surge in cases, Mass. recruits retired doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists

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The state is trying to boost the ranks of health care professionals as the pandemic deepens and threatens to sideline hospital workers who get infected.

On Friday, a round of applause for doctors, nurses, grocery workers and others on the front lines of coronavirus

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Everyone from Beacon Hill to the Berkshires can participate in #ClapBecauseWeCare. Here’s how: At 7 p.m. on Friday, open up a window, or stand in front of your house, and clap and whoop for five minutes as if J.D. Martinez just hit a home run in Fenway Park.

From summer camps to weddings, life is on hold in the age of coronavirus

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For so many, coronavirus has put life on hold, throwing carefully crafted plans and choreographed schedules into chaos. Gone are conferences, doctor’s appointments, baby showers, birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, and more.

With coronavirus, restaurants have been in financial limbo. Now the bottom will fall out

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The state's ban is financially devastating and means many of the 300,000 people working in the Massachusetts restaurant industry could be temporarily out of jobs.