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.

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

Keller @ Large: Panel Talks Presidential Race

Political analysts Joanna Weiss and Charlie Manning sat down with Jon to discuss the state of the 2016 presidential race on both the Democratic and Republican sides.


Chris Christie. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Lessons From Christie Campaign

Jon explores what lessons can be learned from Chris Christie’s run for president, which ended Wednesday after a poor showing in New Hampshire.


Bernie Sanders celebrates his New Hampshire primary win. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Some Things About Political Process Are Unfair

Jon says that unfairness in the political process just places greater importance on how you, the voter, factor fairness into your decision-making.


Political analysts Joanna Weiss and Charlie Manning on Keller @ Large. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Panel Previews New Hampshire Primary

Former Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss and long-time Republican consultant Charlie Manning previewed the New Hampshire Primary with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller.


Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke during a Town Hall at the Derry Opera House on February 3 in Derry, New Hampshire. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Sanders Critiques Clinton On Twitter

Jon says simplistic labeling is one of the worst aspects of political discourse.


Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio at his caucus night party February 1 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Candidates Play Expectations Game

Appearances to the contrary, politics is not a game. But there’s no doubt that a big part of politics is a game–the expectations game.


Donald Trump. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump’s Lessons From Iowa

Jon says Donald Trump may yet prosper in the presidential race if he stops treating the whole enterprise as just another clever con job.


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke after finishing second in the Iowa Caucus. (Photo credit - JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Race To The White House Far From Over

As you mull over the results from Iowa, Jon says it’s a good idea to keep a little perspective in mind.


Body language analyst Don Khoury. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Candidates’ Non-Verbal Communication

Don Khoury analyzes the way political candidates use their hands, their facial expressions, vocal pitch, tone, and even their hair and clothing to send messages.


Donald Trump spoke at a campaign rally in Gilbert, South Carolina on Jan. 27. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: With Trump, Fun-And-Games Period Over

Jon says the handling of the latest episode of “Star Trek: The Voyage of the Spaceship Trump” is verging on an epic fail.




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