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

GE faces lawsuit over role in Fukushima nuclear disaster

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

A group of Japanese businesses and doctors sued General Electric Co. in Boston federal court on Friday, claiming the company was reckless and negligent in its design of the turbines.

Massport paves way for new Seaport hotel and apartment complex

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

The planned complex, which is across the street from the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, will include 304 apartment units and a 294-room hotel.

Talking Points

Mass. legislature might drop ban on gun silencers

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

The next gun-rights fight on Beacon Hill is taking shape around a specific accessory: the silencer.

GE faces a major inflection point under new CEO John Flannery

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

General Electric was hailed like a conquering hero at its arrival in Boston last year. Investors have a decidedly different opinion.