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.
WBZ body language expert Don Khoury says he has developed an algorithm to predict how candidates’ non-verbal communication can affect voters.
Eileen McAnneny, president of the non-partisan watchdog group the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, tells Jon that her group is against a proposed new graduated income tax that some have dubbed the “millionaire tax.”
Jon lays out what he’s looking for from each of the likely major-party nominees.
Despite her comments that there were lingering risks associated with the Green Line extension project, state transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack said it wouldn’t end up like the Big Dig.
Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party Sen. Tom McGee said that he thought a “robust primary season” had strengthened both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Freelance writer Joanna Weiss and veteran political consultant and analyst Charlie Manning sat down with Jon to talk about the primary races, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton.
Before Massachusetts Republicans meet to choose delegates to represent our state at the Republican National Convention in July State Representatives Geoff Diehl and Jim Lyons sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller to discuss the process and the candidates they support.
Jon says the anniversary of the shootout is a solemn one–but hopes it’s not too soon to think about how we want the events of that day to be remembered in the future.
Jon says the only suspense around the New York primary is whether or not Ted Cruz and John Kasich can keep Donald Trump under 50 percent of the vote, the magic number for a big delegate haul.
Jon said an interview with Boston Marathon bombing survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky will stay with him for a long time.