Jon Keller

420x316 grad keller21 Jon KellerVeteran Boston political commentator Jon Keller is heard every weekday morning at 7:56 on “The WBZ Morning News.”
His “Keller At Large” commentaries cover everything from politics to pop culture to sports in a witty, outspoken style that is recognizably Bostonian.

Keller has been part of the WBZ family since 1986, as a talk-show host and news analyst, and is familiar to both television watchers and magazine readers from his work as political analyst for WBZ-TV and as political columnist for Boston Magazine and author of the weekly “Spin-O-Meter” in the Boston Herald.  His writing on Massachusetts politics has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Boston Phoenix, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic magazine.  Awards include two New England Emmys for reporting and editorial commentary and a New England Press Association award for best investigative reporting for a series of exposes of patronage and waste in Massachusetts State government.

The father of two boys, enjoys music, tennis, and bodysurfing the beaches of New England with friends and family.

Jon grew up in Cambridge and is a graduate of Brandeis University.

Political analysts Joanna Weiss and Charlie Manning on Keller @ Large. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Panel Previews New Hampshire Primary

Former Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss and long-time Republican consultant Charlie Manning previewed the New Hampshire Primary with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller.

02/07/2016

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke during a Town Hall at the Derry Opera House on February 3 in Derry, New Hampshire. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Sanders Critiques Clinton On Twitter

Jon says simplistic labeling is one of the worst aspects of political discourse.

02/04/2016

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio at his caucus night party February 1 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Candidates Play Expectations Game

Appearances to the contrary, politics is not a game. But there’s no doubt that a big part of politics is a game–the expectations game.

02/04/2016

Donald Trump. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump’s Lessons From Iowa

Jon says Donald Trump may yet prosper in the presidential race if he stops treating the whole enterprise as just another clever con job.

02/02/2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke after finishing second in the Iowa Caucus. (Photo credit - JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Race To The White House Far From Over

As you mull over the results from Iowa, Jon says it’s a good idea to keep a little perspective in mind.

02/02/2016

Body language analyst Don Khoury. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Candidates’ Non-Verbal Communication

Don Khoury analyzes the way political candidates use their hands, their facial expressions, vocal pitch, tone, and even their hair and clothing to send messages.

01/31/2016

Donald Trump spoke at a campaign rally in Gilbert, South Carolina on Jan. 27. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: With Trump, Fun-And-Games Period Over

Jon says the handling of the latest episode of “Star Trek: The Voyage of the Spaceship Trump” is verging on an epic fail.

01/28/2016

Wounded Warrior Project (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Veterans Charity Has No Shame

Jon Keller says that, with their appalling spending practices, the Wounded Warrior Project has no shame.

01/28/2016

Donald Trump in Iowa (WBZ-TV)

Trump To Fox: Drop Dead!

Donald Trump says he will not participate in the Iowa debate before caucus day.

01/26/2016

State Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack on Keller @ Large. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Stephanie Pollack Talks T Progress

Pollack sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller to talk about the progress the MBTA has made since last year’s disastrous Winter shutdowns.

01/17/2016

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