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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.

Former Massachusetts governor William Weld on Election Night, Nov. 4, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Bill Weld’s Blown Opportunity

Jon says William Weld had a chance to open some eyes in response to a Donald Trump comment.

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David Ouellette and his four-year old daughter, Sloane.  His brother, Brian, a Navy seal, was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. (Photo credit: Carl Stevens - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Keller @ Large: Remember True Meaning Of Memorial Day

Jon has a look at the increasingly forgotten meaning of the holiday.


Presidential candidates Donald Trump (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images) and Bernie Sanders (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump-Sanders And Other Fantasy Debates

While the Trump-Sanders debate will likely never occur, we can certainly speculate about other appealing matchups that might have a better chance of happening.


(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Massachusetts Finally Improves Public Records Law

Kudos go out to the Massachusetts House and Senate for voting to bring the state’s public records law into the 20th century.


Hillary Clinton. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Want To Be President? Follow The Rules

A State Department audit says Hillary Clinton didn’t follow the rules when she ran the place. Jon says that’s a huge problem.


(Photo credit: Eric Fisher - WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Enjoy The Summer-Like Weather Carefully

Over the years I’ve come to realize something about my fellow Bostonians – we don’t necessarily handle seasonal transitions well.



Keller @ Large: New Ads May Heighten Your Disgust With Presidential Race

Jon says two new attack ads in the presidential campaign may heighten your disgust with the race.


Jorge Zambrano (Image credit: Auburn Police)

Keller @ Large: Why Wasn’t Jorge Zambrano In Prison?

Jon says we are in deep trouble of we lack the ability to distinguish chronically-violent thugs from less-dangerous criminals.


U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: At-Risk Veterans Not Comparable To Disneyland Tourists

Jon says maybe it was a mistake to sit Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald down with a bunch of reporters.


Hillary Clinton (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) and Donald Trump. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: We Need Better From Clinton, Trump On Gun Problem

If you don’t have anything new or honest to say about our gun problem, please just keep the rhetoric in its holster.



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