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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.

Authorities say this Fiat struck and killed highway worker Tom O'Day. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: How Can We Stop Drunk Driving Carnage?

What will it take to end the carnage from drunk driving?

16 hours ago

A vehicle and the surrounding area are engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.  (Photo credit STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Keller @ Large: Lasting Lesson Of Benghazi

Now that both sides have had their say on Benghazi, what’s the lasting lesson of that fiasco for us?

19 hours ago

Kevin Durant on June 27, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Boston Is Perfect For Kevin Durant

Jon explains why Boston is the perfect fit for Kevin Durant for reasons that have nothing to do with basketball.


Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a campaign rally June 27, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Misses Chance To Score Points On Warren, Clinton

If and when the Trump campaign gets serious, they have material to work with.


Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a campaign rally June 27, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Is Clinton-Warren Really A Thing?

It looks like a no-brainer for both Warren and Clinton. But please – no wagering.


A man votes in the New Hampshire primary at Bedford High School on January 10, 2012. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: It’s Doesn’t Pay To Insult Voters

Voters don’t like to be told their concerns are misguided and their opinions are idiotic.


Donald Trump at his Trump Turnberry Resort on June 24, 2016 in Ayr, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What Brexit Vote Could Mean For Presidential Race

Jon says it could mean nothing – or perhaps everything.


Corey Lewandowski. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Shame On Media For Hiring Partisan Political Operatives

Shame on the media for turning precious airtime over to a bunch of shills.


(Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Keller @ Large: Government Incompetence May Be Public Enemy Number 1

Who’s responsible for the deep-seated anger at Washington that fueled the rise of both Donald Trump on the right and Bernie Sanders on the left?


Rep. Katherine Clark and Rep. John Lewis during the House sit-in,  June 22, 2016. (Photo credit: Katherine Clark - Twitter)

Keller @ Large: Will Gun Control Sit-In Be A Turning Point?

Will an old-fashioned sit-in to break the logjam over gun control work?



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