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.

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

Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party Sen. Tom McGee. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Sen. Tom McGee On ‘Robust Primary Season’

Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party Sen. Tom McGee said that he thought a “robust primary season” had strengthened both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

05/08/2016

Political analysts Joanna Weiss and Charlie Manning. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Panel Talks Trump, Clinton In Primaries

Freelance writer Joanna Weiss and veteran political consultant and analyst Charlie Manning sat down with Jon to talk about the primary races, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton.

05/01/2016

State Representative Geoff Diehl of Whitman and State Representative Jim Lyons of Andover. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Panel Talks Mass. GOP Convention Delegates

Before Massachusetts Republicans meet to choose delegates to represent our state at the Republican National Convention in July State Representatives Geoff Diehl and Jim Lyons sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller to discuss the process and the candidates they support.

04/24/2016

Police on Laurel Ave after shootout with marathon bombing suspects.

Keller @ Large: Remembering The Watertown Shootout

Jon says the anniversary of the shootout is a solemn one–but hopes it’s not too soon to think about how we want the events of that day to be remembered in the future.

04/20/2016

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Sunday in Rochester, New York. (Photo credit: CBS News)

Keller @ Large: Trump, Clinton Look For Wins In New York Primary

Jon says the only suspense around the New York primary is whether or not Ted Cruz and John Kasich can keep Donald Trump under 50 percent of the vote, the magic number for a big delegate haul.

04/19/2016

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