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Jon Keller

420x316 grad keller21 Jon KellerVeteran 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.

Danny Ainge, Celtics President of Basketball Operations, speaks at a press conference on June 21, 2012. (Photo by Rich Obrey/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Do Desirable Long-Term Ends Justify Short-Term Sketchy Means?

As regular listeners here know, I have a secret, shameful vice – once I’m done catching up with the news on WBZ, I like to listen to sports talk.

11/27/2013

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

Keller @ Large: National Turkeys Of The Year

President Barack Obama may be poised to pardon a lucky turkey Wednesday at the White House, but we hope you’ll agree there are no excuses for the hapless names on our list of national turkeys.

11/26/2013

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with Secretary of State John Kerry, November 24, 2013 in Geneva.(Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Iran Nuclear Deal Like Letting A ‘Violent Felon Walk Free’

Reliving the early 1960s recently through all the coverage of the anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy has been a reminder of how times may change, but some issues remain constant.

11/25/2013

Steve Grossman (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: State Treasurer Steve Grossman

The 2014 Massachusetts’ gubernatorial race was one of the topics WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller covered Sunday.

11/24/2013

NEW YORK, United States:  Elizabeth(L) and Mary Cheney, daughters of Vice President Dick Cheney attend the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden. (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Political Disagreements Could Make For A Tense Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the Cheneys are living a nightmare familiar in many households – the fear that a holiday get-together might turn ugly as political disagreements flare up.

11/19/2013

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Attorney General Martha Coakley

Attorney General Martha Coakley, who’s running for governor, admitted mistakes were made regarding the handling of her campaign funds.

11/17/2013

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Could Warren Be Hillary Clinton’s ‘Nightmare’ Come True In 2016?

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.

11/11/2013

Marty Walsh. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Boston Mayoral Candidate Marty Walsh

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.

11/03/2013

(Photo credit FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Have Your Coffee Yet?

Coffee is much more than just a way to get through the day after yet another four-hour baseball game.

10/24/2013

John Connolly and Marty Walsh at the WBZ debate, Oct. 15, 2013 (Photo by Peter Casey)

New Poll Shows Walsh Erases Connolly’s Lead In Boston Mayor’s Race

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.

10/23/2013

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