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.

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

House Speaker Robert DeLeo (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: DeLeo Says Feds Unfairly Smeared Him In Probation Case

In an exclusive interview House Speaker Robert DeLeo says the federal claims have taken a personal toll.

07/11/2014

The buffer zone in yellow outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Supreme Court’s Buffer Zone Ruling Takes Aim At Legislature

There’s a message for state legislators in yesterday’s Supreme Court decision discarding the Massachusetts abortion-clinic buffer-zone law as unconstitutional.

06/27/2014

File image (Credit: iStockphoto)

Keller @ Large: Calif. Takes Stand Against Incompetent Teachers

A judge yesterday ruled that laws providing teacher tenure and making dismissal of some non-tenured teachers extremely difficult were unconstitutional.

06/11/2014

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