Jon Chesto

Jon Chesto covers the leaders who shape Boston’s business community. He has been reporting on business and politics in New England for the past two decades. Before joining the Globe, he was managing editor at the Boston Business Journal. Prior to that role, he was the business editor at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy. His weekly Ledger column, “Mass. Market,” won several national awards with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, he has also worked as a business reporter at the Boston Herald and as a political reporter with Ottaway Newspapers.

Latest stories

Boston hotels make a push to bring back indoor gatherings in Phase 3

By , Globe Staff

Several Boston hotels are finally turning the lights on again as they awake from their slumbers this spring. But some of the biggest ones will stay dark, with no sign of indoor events returning.

Liquor stores, restaurants battle on Beacon Hill over expanding booze sales

By , Globe Staff

The House's restaurant rescue package has sparked a firestorm of lobbying at the State House.

Columbia Gas agrees to pay $56 million to resolve state investigations into Merrimack Valley incident

By , Globe Staff

The state’s agreement comes less than two weeks after a federal judge in Boston approved a similar settlement between NiSource and federal prosecutors.

Stay-at-home orders helped lift several Mass. stocks in the first half of 2020

By , Globe Staff

We are in a Work From Home World, and Wall Street knows it.