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

Developers cool to downtown Boston sites the state sees as hot properties

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

With no offers despite years of trying, state officials have no plans to market big site near train and bus station.

Talking Points

Mohegan Sun presses appeal of Steve Wynn’s win in Boston

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Could Mohegan Sun end up benefiting from Steve Wynn’s fall from grace? That question might be answered in a courtroom.

Northern Pass stays alive, but state has a backup plan for hydropower

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

State energy officials working with electric utilities have picked a route in Maine as a fallback, while giving a New Hampshire project more time.

Mass. delegation chides White House over Russian gas imports

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

The 11 congressional members complained about Boston receiving gas from a plant developed by a sanctioned Russian company.