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.

MBTA General Manager Brian Shortsleeves on Keller @ Large. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: New MBTA GM Talks T Issues

The newly-appointed general manager of the MBTA, Brian Shortsleeve, sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller this week to talk about his plans for dealing with some of the issues facing the transportation organization.

07/03/2016

Dr. Jill Stein. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Dr. Jill Stein, The Green Party, And The 2016 Election

Presumptive Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller to talk about the 2016 election and why she thinks voters should support her.

06/26/2016

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Mayor Walsh On Dorchester High School Shooting

Fresh off the plane from his visit to China, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller to discuss some of the issues facing the city.

06/12/2016

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: The Boston Globe’s ICE Investigation

Jon commends the Boston Globe for the paper’s investigation on how federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (or ICE) officials have released scores of violent criminals here illegally, some already ticketed for deportation, back into the streets of New England–in many cases to reoffend.

06/06/2016

Hillary Clinton (Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Fact-Checking Clinton On Trump

The lingering presence of Bernie Sanders notwithstanding, it’s on between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

06/02/2016

David Ouellette and his four-year old daughter, Sloane.  His brother, Brian, a Navy seal, was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. (Photo credit: Carl Stevens - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Keller @ Large: The Costs Of War, Domestic And Foreign

On a day like this, when we honor our nation’s 1.3 million war dead, Jon says it gets you thinking about war, and heroism, and how we define both these days.

05/30/2016

Body language expert Don Khoury. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: What Can Candidates’ Body Language Tell Us?

WBZ body language expert Don Khoury says he has developed an algorithm to predict how candidates’ non-verbal communication can affect voters.

05/29/2016

Eileen McAnneny, President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Eileen McAnneny Talks ‘Millionaire Tax’

Eileen McAnneny, president of the non-partisan watchdog group the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, tells Jon that her group is against a proposed new graduated income tax that some have dubbed the “millionaire tax.”

05/22/2016

Hillary Clinton (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) and Donald Trump. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Clinton Needs Candor, Trump Needs Humility

Jon lays out what he’s looking for from each of the likely major-party nominees.

05/17/2016

State transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Stephanie Pollack Talks Green Line Extension Project

Despite her comments that there were lingering risks associated with the Green Line extension project, state transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack said it wouldn’t end up like the Big Dig.

05/15/2016

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