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

Vertex pledges $500 million for charitable efforts over 10 years

By Jon Chesto , Globe staff

One area of focus for the pharmaceutical firm will be workforce training.

Abby Johnson sends clear message with fund manager’s firing

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

The way Gavin Baker’s departure played out was highly unusual in a world where one manager can bring in millions of dollars in fees each year with a successful fund.

Utilities drove up electric prices in peak winter, group contends

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

The Environmental Defense Fund says that its research shows utilities Eversource and Avangrid essentially reserved excess gas pipeline capacity on frigid days, causing the cost of natural gas to rise significantly.

Business community could be key ally in Amazon courtship

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

As state officials build the case to bring Amazon to Massachusetts, they’re turning to an important ally for reinforcements: the local business community.