Jon Keller

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Veteran 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.

Donald Trump embraces the United States flag during a campaign rally at the Tampa Convention Center on June 11, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump’s Political Manipulation

Jon says the president-elect’s threat to criminalize flag burning is just the latest installment in a long tradition of political manipulation.

11/30/2016

Gov. Charlie Baker. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Baker To Run In 2018?

Gov. Charlie Baker sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller last week, and Keller asked him whether or not he would be a candidate for reelection.

11/27/2016

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Walsh: D.C. Politicians Could Learn From His ‘Bromance’ With Gov. Baker

When asked what should change about the Democratic party, Walsh said he thought that both Republicans and Democrats in Washington need to work together more.

11/20/2016

Political analyst Joanna Weiss and political strategist Charlie Manning. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Breaking Down Trump’s Win

Jon sat down with political analyst Joanna Weiss and political strategist Charlie Manning to break down the results and discuss what comes next after Donald Trump was elected president last week.

11/13/2016

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Joe Mathieu. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Previewing Election Day With Joe Mathieu

Jon talks about the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign with WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu.

11/06/2016

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Sarah McCarthy Welsh. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Women And The Election

WBZ political analyst Jon Keller sat down with Sarah McCarthy Welsh, the head of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, to talk about women and the 2016 election.

10/30/2016

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Gov. Baker Defends Ballot Question To Expand Charter Schools

One of the hottest questions on the Massachusetts ballot is about expanding the number of charter schools.

10/28/2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: A Call For More Fact-Checkers

Jon says that, without the fact-checkers, reflexive dissemblers like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would run roughshod.

10/26/2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during third presidential debate (Drew Angerer & Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Gender Gap In Politics Appears To Be Closing

Jon says the differences between the way men and women vote can sometimes be decisive, but may become less of a factor this November.

10/25/2016

(Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Don’t Let The Media Tell You The Election’s Over

Jon says he’s not usually a fan of media bashing, but he thinks the media should stop trying to pick a winner of the presidential election before voters do.

10/25/2016

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