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.

(File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: New Poll Shows Support For Casinos

A new Boston Globe poll shows voters rejecting Question Three, the ballot question aiming to repeal the casino law. WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller reports.

WBZ-TV–10/17/2014

Seth Moulton (left) and Richard Tisei at their WBZ-TV debate, Oct. 10, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Candidates Moulton, Tisei Defy Usual Partisan Mold

Democrat Seth Moulton and Republican Richard Tisei sat down with WBZ’s Jon Keller and the results seemed to blur the usual partisan boundaries.

WBZ-TV–10/10/2014

Jon Keller with the 5 candidates for Mass. governor - Charlie Baker, Martha Coakley, Evan Falchuk, Scott Lively and Jeff McCormick. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: WBZ Debate Aftermath

Tuesday night, all five candidates for governor participated in a debate on WBZ-TV. Jon Keller reports on the aftermath.

WBZ-TV–10/08/2014

Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: How Reliable Are These Allies?

The writer Michael Kinsley once pointed out that “a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth,” and that is certainly true of Vice President Joe Biden’s gaffe-laden remarks at Harvard the other day.

10/06/2014

Bottle bill supporter outside Mass. State House. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Bottle Battle Bill

Next month, voters will decide whether to expand the bottle deposit law.

WBZ-TV–10/03/2014

An artist rendering of the proposed Wynn Casino in Everett. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Wynn Will Play Major Role In Ballot Question Campaign

On Wednesday, the state gaming commission formally approved Wynn Resorts as the winner of the Greater Boston casino license.

WBZ-TV–09/17/2014

Former RI Congressman Patrick Kennedy. (WBZ-TV)

Patrick Kennedy: “Depression Killed Robin Williams”

Robin Williams’ suicide is prompting a larger discussion about depression.

08/12/2014

Market Basket supporters rally to save the CEO's Job. (Credit: WBZ's Mark Katic)

Keller @ Large: Businesses Should Learn Lesson From Market Basket Revolt

The Market Basket meltdown raises a crucial question for the ruling classes of our economy that’s been on the minds of millions of Americans for some time now – what on Earth are you thinking?

07/30/2014

College students

Keller @ Large: Is College Roommate Assignment Better As Mystery Or Matchup

Remember when you went to college, if you were lucky enough to do so, how the first adult challenge of the college experience was dealing with the complete stranger who is sharing your dorm room?

07/28/2014

Pedestrians in Beacon Hill
(WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Beacon Hill Residents Fight Against Upgrading Handicap Ramps

Residents of the Boston neighborhood are fighting the mayor’s plan to upgrade handicap ramps on sidewalks there.

07/23/2014

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