Judges

Shirley Leung

Interim Editorial Page Editor and columnist, The Boston Globe
Regional Judge

Shirley Leung is the interim Editorial Page Editor at The Boston Globe. She is the fifth woman and first person of color to hold the position.

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

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

She is also a frequent speaker and moderator, including an appearance 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.

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.