Jon Keller

WBZ's Jon Keller Jon Keller is WBZ-TV News’ Political Analyst, and his “Keller At Large” reports on a wide range of topics are regularly featured during WBZ-TV News at 6PM and 11PM. Keller also broadcasts morning drive commentaries on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and is a contributing editor for Boston Magazine.

Jon Keller is widely regarded as the top political analyst in New England. He is a favorite of the region’s viewers because he is smart and witty, and he asks the tough questions everyone wants to have asked. The politicians respect him too because he has a distinguished reputation for being fair, accurate, and dedicated to serving viewers. Although ‘Keller at Large’ primarily tackles politics, Keller also makes social and cultural commentary on news of the day and pop culture.

Before joining WBZ-TV , Keller served as Political Analyst for “The Ten O’Clock News” on WLVI-TV (WB56), Boston’s WB affiliate and Tribune Broadcasting station. Prior to WB56 News, Keller’s background was in radio and print reporting. Keller also broadcasts morning drive commentaries on WBZ NewsRadio 1030. Previously, he was an op-ed columnist for The Boston Globe. Keller spent four years as a political reporter for The Boston Phoenix and was a part-time radio talk-show host on WBZ Radio. Before that, he held positions with the TAB Newspapers, People Magazine (Boston Bureau) and a number of radio stations across the region.

Keller was named “Best TV Political Analyst” for the second time in Boston Magazine’s 29th annual “Best of Boston” issue and previously won the award in 1999. Keller received a New England Emmy Award for Best Reporting in May 2004. He won his first Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/New England regional chapter for “Best Commentary” in 1998.

Born in Washington, DC in 1956, Jon was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Commonwealth High School in 1973. Keller received his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in 1977 where he earned Cum Laude honors.

Jon has been married for thirty years and has two grown sons. In his spare time (of which there is little), Jon enjoys traveling; studying architecture; playing poker; listening to live blues, jazz and soul music; playing golf and tennis as well as bodysurfing the beaches of New England.

Vice President Joe Biden  at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on March 30, 2015 in Boston. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Joe Biden For President? Why Not?

Everyone laughs when you say Joe Biden for President, although for the life of me I don’t know why.

06/30/2015

Aerial view of proposed Olympic Stadium. (Image from Boston 2024)

Keller @ Large: Boston 2024’s Last Chance

Bostonians will give you a hard time, but they’ll also give you a chance.

06/29/2015

Kirsten Hughes (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Mass. GOP Chair Says Raising Taxes Ignores Voters’ Will

Kirsten Hughes tells Keller that voters sent a message when they elected Charlie Baker.

06/28/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at his sentencing on June 24, 2015. (Sketch credit Jane Rosenberg)

Keller @ Large: Not An Apology

I cannot let the convicted Marathon mass-murderer’s so-called “apology” pass without a few observations.

06/26/2015

Jack Williams (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Boston Will Miss Jack Williams

Boston TV news will be quite a bit less smart, interesting and fun after tonight.

06/25/2015

A headstone in the Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery in Dedham. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Bill Would Allow Pets To Be Buried With Owners

Did you know your pet cannot legally be buried alongside you in Massachusetts?

06/24/2015

The Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Plainridge Park To Bring Answers In Casino Debate

Today, we start finding out who’s right in the Massachusetts casino battle.

06/24/2015

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Bet On Brady In Appeal Hearing

Jon is predicting a rout in Tuesday’s big showdown.

06/23/2015

The South Carolina and American flags flying at half-staff behind the Confederate flag in front of the State Congress building in Columbia, South Carolina.   (Photo Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Remove Confederate Flag As Show Of Respect

Taking it down immediately isn’t a cave-in to political correctness.

06/22/2015

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Lynch Disappointed In President Over Trade Bill

Lynch has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership a “lousy” deal on the House floor.

06/21/2015

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