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Jon Keller

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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.

Keller @ Large: Using Fear In Headlines To Get Attention Is Wrong

Jon says we live in a culture where it seems everyone from researchers to politicians to headline-writers is trying to scare the daylights out of us for, often, no good reason.


Keller @ Large: Mass. Democratic Party Chairman Criticizes Gov. Baker

The head of the Democratic Party in the Bay State says the governor needs to speak up for the people of Massachusetts in the face of President Trump.


Keller @ Large: Consider Where You’d Be Without The Media

Jon asks that before you swallow the fake medicine of media-bashing, stop and think–where would you be without the news media?


Keller @ Large: Social Media Keeps Getting People Fired

Jon says that, instead of bringing people together, social media seems to be separating people – in many cases, from their jobs.


Keller @ Large: Mass. GOP Chair Kirsten Hughes Talks Gov. Baker, Trump

Mass. GOP chair Kirsten Hughes says that Republicans in the commonwealth don’t have to choose between Trumpism and Bakerism–the party’s big enough for all.


Keller @ Large: Remember The Fallen

At three o’clock this afternoon, all of us are urged to observe the traditional National Moment of Remembrance of our fallen servicemen and women.


Keller @ Large: Author James Kirchick On ‘The End Of Europe’

Jon talks with local author James Kirchick about his latest work, “The End of Europe,” about the issues currently facing the EU.


Keller @ Large: Walkout On Mike Pence At Notre Dame Was No Big Deal

Vice President Mike Pence gave the commencement speech at Notre Dame yesterday, and if you just glanced at the headlines or got your news off one of the online indignation factories, you might think something important happened there. But it didn’t.


Keller @ Large: House Speaker Robert DeLeo

With revenues falling short of expectations, economic growth in the state flat lately, and the threat of deep federal budget cuts in sectors important to Massachusetts, House Speaker Robert DeLeo has his hands full lately.


Mass. House Works To Prevent Prisoners From Building The Border Wall

Massachusetts lawmakers are working on a bill that would prevent the state’s inmates from being sent to the U.S. border with Mexico.




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