Veteran Boston political commentator Jon Keller is heard every weekday morning 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.
Jon talks with Sen. Pat Jehlen and Rep. Mark Cusack, the co-chairs of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, about the new compromise bill on recreational marijuana.
The effort by a self-consciously hip out-of-town chain to move into pizza-rich Harvard Square is raising a topic for brick-oven-heated discussion–can pizza be a lifestyle choice?
Experts estimate self-driving cars, a new frontier of profit Apple and Google are aggressively pursuing, could wipe out “as many as 300,000 jobs a year in two decades or more.”
The president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller to make sense of the state’s budget woes and discuss the tax rate debate holding up the recreational marijuana bill.
Jon asks: If and when those who call in bomb threats are caught, what should be our response?
Political researcher Diane Hessan talks with Jon about what she found out from talking with Donald Trump supporters–and what they think of the job he’s been doing so far.
Political analysts Joanna Weiss and Charley Manning discuss the president’s social media habit, as well as the local political scene here in Massachusetts.
Jon says we are living through a boom in the rabbit population here in Greater Boston.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker sat down with WBZ analyst Jon Keller last week to talk about some current issues–but in part two of Jon’s interview, he focused on the future.
“The people of Massachusetts live within their means,” Gov. Baker said. “State Government should, too.”