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.

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Mass. House Speaker Robert DeLeo

The Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, State Rep. Robert DeLeo, sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller to discuss the goings-on in the House.

09/25/2016

Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Mass. Registrar Of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney

Jon talked with the state’s top official regulating licensing and registration of Massachusetts motorists about his pet peeve–locals’ horrible driving.

09/18/2016

Political analysts Joanna Weiss and Charlie Manning. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Charlie Manning, Joanna Weiss Talk Trump, Clinton

Political analysts Charlie Manning and Joanna Weiss sat down with Keller to talk about Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico and voter’s issues with Hillary Clinton’s emails and family foundation.

09/04/2016

Donald Trump gave an immigration policy speech in Phoenix on Wednesday night. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Trump Loses Latino Support

Jon says the “new” Trump tone on immigration didn’t last very long.

09/01/2016

Donald Trump supporters John Gibbs and State Rep. Geoff Diehl. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Trump Supporter Panel

Two Donald Trump supporters–John Gibbs, contributor to The Federalist Magazine, and Massachusetts State Representative Geoff Diehl, co-chair of the Trump campaign in the state–discuss their candidate.

08/28/2016

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NightSide – Eye On Politics

BOSTON (CBS) – Republican analyst Charlie Manning and Democratic strategist Michael Goldman are in studio to weigh in on everything going on with the presidential race. Guest host Jon Keller fills in for Dan Rea. […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/23/2016

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Keller @ Large: Talk Radio Has Been More Depressing Than Inspirational

Jon remembers the time when talk radio callers could disagree without being too disagreeable.

08/22/2016

Curt Schilling and Elizabeth Warren. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM; WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: 3 Strikes Against Schilling’s Dream Of Running Against Warren

Schilling says he’s eyeing a run against Sen. Elizabeth Warren when she’s up for re-election in 2018.

08/16/2016

Donald Trump rallies supporters in Windham, New Hampshire (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Candidates Who Blame The Media Make Fools Of Themselves

Jon says blaming the media when things aren’t going a political candidate’s way is the oldest trick in the book.

08/15/2016

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Keller @ Large: Don’t Believe Everything You Read Online

Jon says the internet–and it’s addictive delivery systems–are a major problem in this country.

08/02/2016

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