Judges

Shirley Leung

Columnist, The Boston Globe
Regional Judge

Shirley Leung is a business columnist for The Boston Globe writing on everything from the cost of the Olympics to gender issues in the workplace.

She was a 2015 finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary. Her columns have earned her many fans - and trolls on Twitter - which probably explains why Boston Magazine wrote this about Leung: “Love her or hate her, you had to read her.”

Leung is also a regular contributor to Boston Public Radio on NPR station WGBH, New England Cable News and “Greater Boston” WGBH's public affairs TV show.

In 2015, Leung was invited to speak at TedxAmherst. Her topic: “Women will have it all when men get pregnant.”

Previously, Leung was the Globe’s business editor, where she oversaw its award-winning coverage of the 2008 financial crisis. She helped launch two business magazines and a tech website.

Prior to the Globe, Leung was a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal in their Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles bureaus. A graduate of Princeton University, Leung started her career at her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun.

Leung has also been a longtime member and officer of the Asian American Journalists Association.