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Shirley Leung

Sunday business editor, Boston Globe

Shirley Leung is the assistant managing editor of business news for *the Boston Globe* and its business editor. She oversees the daily business section, as well as the Real Estate, Careers, and Autos sections. Previously Leung was a senior assistant business editor, overseeing the Sunday Business & Money section as well as daily coverage of consumer, retail and travel news. As Sunday editor, Leung launched a redesigned section in 2004 that emphasizes consumer news and issues. Among the changes she introduced were new personal finance features, as well as columns on shopping and business etiquette. Prior to the Globe, Leung spent nearly six years at *the Wall Street Journal* as a reporter in the Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles bureaus. She covered a variety of topics, including development, small business, transportation, and the restaurant industry. Leung grew up in Bel Air, Md. and began her career as a metro reporter at The Baltimore Sun and the Globe. She is a 1994 graduate of Princeton University with a degree in East Asian Studies and is a proficient speaker of Mandarin. Leung sits on the New England Media Group's Diversity Council, as well as *The New York Times* Co.'s Diversity Council. She currently is president of the New England chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, which will host its 2009 national convention in Boston.