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.

Mitt Romney (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Mitt Romney Won’t Run

It’s curtains for the Romney in 2016 show after an abbreviated three-week run. So what happened?


Mitt Romney (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Don’t Be So Quick To Dismiss Mitt

Mitt Romney, thinking about a third run for president? Conservatives aren’t buying it, and liberals are drooling at the prospect of running yet again against a gaffe-prone, filthy rich venture capitalist.


Boston 2024 Olympics (WBZ-TV)

Olympics Expert: Few Host Cities Come Out As Economic Winners

When it comes to the budget and promises of economic payoff, Professor Zimbalist says organizers are way off base.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Former RI Congressman Patrick Kennedy. (WBZ-TV)

Patrick Kennedy: “Depression Killed Robin Williams”

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




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