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.

Keller @ Large: Planes Are No Place For Loud Disturbances

‘Tis the season, to be jolly, to celebrate peace on earth and goodwill toward men–and, it seems, to get thrown off airplanes for being a jerk.


Keller @ Large: Mental Health Issues And Michael Floyd

Jon says you’ve probably heard as much about who Michael Floyd is as you’ve heard discussion of the psychological problems he may well be dealing with–which is to say, you’ve heard very little.


Keller @ Large: Is Viral Delta Video ‘Fake News?’

Jon wonders whether a video of a man being ejected from a Delta Airlines flight for speaking Arabic is real, of if it is another example of fake news.


Keller @ Large: Major Online Gatekeepers Not Acting Responsibly

Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube are being investigated and sued over their failure to keep their sites clear of terrorist activity and hate speech.


Keller @ Large: Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Why She Opposed Cures Act

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she was proud of the work that Democrats and Republicans did together on the 21st Century Cures Act, a major medical-research bill–but she wanted more.


Keller @ Large: Rep. Stephen Lynch On Why Trump Won Over Workers

Congressman Stephen Lynch tells WBZ political analyst Jon Keller that Donald Trump’s campaign did a better job than Hillary Clinton’s in addressing the concerns of the average American worker.


Keller @ Large: Time’s Hyperbolic Claims About Trump

Jon says the editors of Time don’t do a very good job of assessing the past or forecasting the future.


Keller @ Large: Sen. Warren Doing What Voters Sent Her To Do

Jon says no one voted for Sen. Elizabeth Warren thinking she would be a sheep in the Senate, and she’s not.


Keller @ Large: Remembering Pearl Harbor

Seventy-five years ago today, Japanese military forces killed or wounded more than 3,500 Americans in a sneak attack on the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor.


Keller @ Large: Next Time The Weather’s Bad, Slow Down

Jon says he doesn’t want drivers to make him have to come yell at them about this again.




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