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.
As a cover story in the latest edition of The New Republic Magazine notes, Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the darling of the Democratic left.
The final days on the campaign trail in the Boston mayoral race were some of the topics WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller covered Sunday on “Keller @ Large” as he sat down with candidate Marty Walsh.
Coffee is much more than just a way to get through the day after yet another four-hour baseball game.
City Councilor John Connolly and State Representative Marty Walsh have now met in two televised debates, with Connolly aggressively touting his education-reform credentials and criticizing Walsh too closely aligned with labor unions.
It was hard to tell from Thursday’s mayoral breakfast because both candidates have a habit of changing the subject from the tax and red-tape issues that preoccupy the private sector onto more populist turf.
Interesting column in yesterday’s Globe by Joan Vennochi about Congressman Joe Kennedy, who is offering a different tone from many of his colleagues. At a moment of frenzied fingerpointing and inflammatory rhetoric in Washington, Kennedy says of the Tea Party Republicans in the House, “they’re people, too.”
The outcome of the Boston Mayoral Preliminary election was one of the topics WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller covered Sunday.
I don’t know what happens to otherwise intelligent people in public life who, out of egomania or contempt for the taxpayer or both, decide it’s OK to deal in such appalling falsehoods.
No question, the genteel veneer of the mayor’s race is starting to slip as voting day approaches and for two of the leading candidates.
Tuesday’s Boston Globe endorsement of City Councilor John Connolly and community activist John Barros gives them a boost and is especially helpful to Barros.