Boston Globe biz columnist Leung to become interim editorial page editor
Shirley Leung, the Boston Globe’s business columnist, has been named the paper’s interim editorial page editor, replacing Ellen Clegg, who retired last week.
A story on its website states, “In a note to staff, Linda Pizzuti Henry, the Globe’s managing director, said Leung would serve as the leader of the editorial board for the next six months, beginning Aug. 27.
“‘Shirley has been a bold voice in Boston, writing an impactful, must-read, often counterintuitive column in our business section for the past five years,’ Henry wrote, adding that while she was reluctant to lose Leung’s column in the news pages, ‘I could not be more excited about this new role for her.'”
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Leung 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.