Massachusetts daily biz editor leaves for Boston biz weekly
by Chris Roush
Jon Chesto, the business editor of the Quincy Patriot Ledger for the past eight years, has left the paper to take a job at the Boston Business Journal.
He will become managing editor of print for the American City Business Journals paper.
Chesto writes, “For my first Mass. Market column in 2004, I predicted that the Legislature would turn that year’s sales tax holiday debut into an annual event. I wish I could say I was equally prescient for all of the nearly 400 columns I penned for the Ledger since that one. No one is that fortunate.
“But I have been lucky in other ways. Lucky to have such a talented team of coworkers here at the Ledger. Lucky to have such a wealth of topics to cover. Lucky to have such an interesting – and interested – group of readers who make all this key-pounding worthwhile.
“This, I’m sad to say, will be my last column in the weekend Ledger. I’m leaving a job that I’ve loved in a great region of a great state. I’ll still be covering the Boston area’s business scene. But it won’t be the same as this gig.
“We’ve been through a lot. Haven’t we? We’ve seen some rough times, what with the layoffs and the scams and the blatant government mismanagement.