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

Honey Dew, Dunkin’ toss out Styrofoam cups, but is it enough to save the planet?

By , Globe Staff

This month Honey Dew will make the switch to double-walled paper cups at all of its locations. Dunkin’ is on track to eliminate the foam cup in New England by year’s end.

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We need more — and faster — fixes for the housing crisis

By , Globe Staff

It’s difficult to detect the fallout from our housing crisis. We don’t see it when people can’t afford the rent, can’t buy the home they want, or can’t stay in the state because the cost of living is too high.

City pulls $248m in pension money from firm after CEO’s off-color comments on women

By , Globe Staff

The City of Boston on Wednesday terminated its relationship with billionaire money manager Ken Fisher following lewd comments he made last week.

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Pale and male, craft brewers seek out diversity

By , Globe Staff

On tap at Harpoon Brewery beer hall the other night, a limited edition “Hopportunity Pale Ale” marked a special occasion: a first-of-its-kind diversity job fair for the craft brewing industry.