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

Digital First Media completes acquisition of Herald, ending 24 years of local ownership

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Digital First edged out rival GateHouse Media last month with a nearly $12 million bid in a bankruptcy auction.

Talking Points

Boston’s tax incentive for Amazon includes a perk for Cambridge

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Mayor Marty Walsh wants to play nice with Cambridge, at least when it comes to courting Amazon and its jobs.

IHeart and Toys R Us take different paths in bankruptcy

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

That debt eventually brought both companies to bankruptcy court for relief. But once there, the paths diverged.

Convention Center board approves $2.2 million to study possible expansion

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

The move comes three years after Governor Charlie Baker put an earlier plan on hold.