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.

Captain Humayun Khan, killed in Iraq. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Anyone Facing Danger To Protect Others Is A Hero

Jon says that when people take an unusual risk to perform their duties, as Captain Humayun Khan did in Iraq, they are the very definition of heroes.

08/02/2016

WBZ-TV's Liam Martin. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: DNC Recap With Liam Martin

Last week, the Republicans held their convention in Cleveland. This week, it was the Democrats’ turn.

07/31/2016

WBZ-TV's Paula Ebben. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: RNC Recap With Paula Ebben

Jon sat down with WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben, who was in Cleveland to cover the Republican National Convention, for a recap of the GOP’s big week.

07/24/2016

Hannah Kane of the Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts and Francy Wade of the Vote Yes On Question 4 Campaign. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Panel Talks Marijuana Ballot Question

Francy Wade of the Vote Yes On Question 4 Campaign and Hannah Kane of the Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller this week to debate the marijuana legalization ballot question.

07/17/2016

Karen Firestone. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Karen Firestone Talks Risk And The Presidential Election

Karen Firestone, the author of a new book on sensible risk-taking, discusses how to apply risk management practices to the presidential election.

07/10/2016

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

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