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.

Jonathan Gruber talks to Jon Keller, Nov. 13, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Turkeys Of The Year

Here are Jon’s turkeys who made news during 2014.

18 hours ago

Jon Keller. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Thankful For People Who Listen

I am thankful for people who listen.

11/27/2014

Police hold back protesters from I-93 ramp in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Conflicting Perceptions Of Boston Protests

Police and some demonstrators have conflicting perceptions of how well officers handled the situation.

11/26/2014

Recep Erdogan. (Photo credit AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Be Thankful, It Could Be Worse

This Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks that whatever the shortcomings of our political leaders, they’re much, much better than this.

11/26/2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 21, 2014. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: National Turkeys Of The Year

WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller first focuses on the turkeys who made national news.

11/25/2014

A Ferguson firefighter surveys rubble at a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Saner Heads Need To Prevail

What good are we as a culture if we sacrifice justice to the anger of a crowd?

11/25/2014

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Management Lessons From ‘Professor’ Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick is teaching us all about tough love.

11/24/2014

St. Louis artist Damon Davis (R) installs posters from his Push Forward Project with the help of Michael Skolnik on a boarded up business along West Florissant Street on November 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: New Generation Deserves Credit

A new generation and a more responsive system. They deserve credit, not outdated stereotyping.

11/21/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Don’t Expect Any Immigration Solutions

There’s plenty of blame to go around for where we are now, and no reason to expect this wretched Congress to find an answer.

11/20/2014

Jon Lester. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Sharing Happy Thoughts

This is one of those days when I just want to think, and share, happy thoughts.

11/19/2014

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