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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.

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Keller @ Large: We Have No Business Laughing At Atlanta

Were you one of those who enjoyed a good, sarcastic laugh at the expense of Atlanta-area residents over the monumental traffic gridlock they suffered the last couple of days during a freak southern snowstorm?

01/30/2014

Joe Avellone (D) Candidate for governor. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Avellone

The 2014 race for governor, was just one of the topics candidate Joe Avellone discussed with Jon Keller on this week’s Keller @ Large.

01/26/2014

Rep. Carlos Henriquez at the State House, Jan. 24, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Convicted State Rep. Taken To Statehouse Meeting In Handcuffs

A state representative convicted of assaulting his girlfriend has been brought to the Massachusetts Statehouse in handcuffs.

01/24/2014

Special thanks to the road crews (Viewer photo)

Keller @ Large: Let’s Get Through Tough Winter Together

The snow, the ice, the cold and all the havoc they cause – we can get through it much more easily if we do it together and show just a little bit of concern for each other’s plight.

01/22/2014

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

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