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.

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Keller @ Large: Globe Columnist Wrong On Boston 2024 Olympics Fight

Shirley Leung of the Globe has written a column about our qualms over hosting the Summer Olympics that is so wrong on so many levels, it demands a detailed response.

05/22/2015

Gov. Charlie Baker (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Baker’s MBTA Reform Plan Moves Forward

Beacon Hill lawmakers seemed skeptical at first, but Baker is starting to win the support he needs.

05/21/2015

President Barack Obama tapes an appearance on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York on May 4, 2015.  (Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: A Tsunami Of Excessive Praise

Have you noticed how the retirement or passing of every Baby Boom generation celebrity – excuse me, I should say icon – touches off a tsunami of excessive praise?

05/21/2015

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

State Police To Enforce Left-Lane Travel During Memorial Day Weekend

Massachusetts State Police will be enforcing the law regarding left-lane travel over Memorial Day weekend.

05/20/2015

If the Citgo Sign in Kenmore Square were replaced by Olympic rings for an Olympic games in Boston. (WBZ-TV illustration)

Keller @ Large: Don’t Trust Olympic Officials

Jon says the officials behind the Olympic movement are not good partners.

05/20/2015

A Google self-driving car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Google’s Driverless Cars A Terrible Idea

Just because you hardly have to lift a finger to do anything anymore doesn’t mean finger-lifting isn’t good for you.

05/19/2015

The jury in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Keller @ Large: Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence Not A ‘Blot’ On Boston

Jon says the New York Times doesn’t know very much about us.

05/18/2015

Sen. Tom McGee (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: State Sen. Tom McGee On T Reforms

Lawmakers have pushed back against Baker’s overhaul ideas.

05/17/2015

Jon Keller and his dog, Buddy, the wonder Lab. (Photo courtesy: Jon Keller)

Keller @ Large: The Crime Mystery Of The Century

Getting to the bottom of it will be, as Buddy might say, ruff.

05/15/2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Elizabeth Warren’s Rising Political Clout

We’ve just seen how her credibility trumps the president’s among the people who know them best. And that’s quite a commentary.

05/14/2015

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