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

Mass. pension fund enjoyed highest return from private equity investments of any in country

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

When it comes to private equity, at least, the state’s pension fund can brag again about being No. 1.

Fidelity sues Omni hotel developers over use of ‘Seaport Hotel’ name

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Fidelity says the name of a new hotel in the Seaport District conflicts with one it has owned nearby for 20 years.

Somerville company offers free tuition at UMass Boston

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Like many bosses around here, Triumvirate Environmental CEO John McQuillan is finding it increasingly tough to find the talent he needs.

Owner seeks extra charge to keep Mystic power plant running

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

ISO New England has asked Exelon to keep the fires burning beyond a projected closure date in mid-2022.