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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.

Dr. Martin Luther King waves to supporters on the Mall in Washington DC during the 'March on Washington' August 28, 1963. (Photo credit - AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: MLK Day Should Be Day Of Learning For Students

For many of us, especially those old enough to remember the 1960s, today will include some form of reflection on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/20/2014

Steve Tolman (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: AFL-CIO President Steve Tolman

Some of the biggest issues that will play out at the State House this year have to do with labor laws.

01/19/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (Photo credit  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: When Ego Overwhelms Common Sense

Let this stand as exhibit A of what happens when a pol’s ego overwhelms his common sense,

01/09/2014

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a selfie picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt next to First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on December 10, 2013. (Photo credit ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Juvenile Back And Forth Has Become Toxic

This is the pathos of what’s become of our ethos.

12/12/2013

Hundreds of people attend a vigil in Lunenburg on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, to protest racist graffiti sprayed on the home of a high school football player. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Bogus Hate Crimes As Dangerous As The Real Thing

There is plenty of soul-searching to be done in the wake of the disturbing news out of Lunenberg, where law enforcement officials now say the focus of their probe into the spray-painting of racist graffiti on the home of a mixed-race family has shifted away from the town’s football team to the family themselves.

12/05/2013

Mayor Tom Menino. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Menino Only Wanted To Be Boston’s Mayor

Normally, when they have one of their excellent panel discussions down at the Kennedy Library, it’s about something weighty and historic – the Kennedys, war, peace, or the Kennedys.

12/04/2013

(Photo credit KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Health Care Website Glitches Could Affect Health Care In Mass.

The White House says healthcare.gov is working better than it has been.

12/02/2013

Charlie Baker (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Baker

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

12/01/2013

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

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