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.

Route 3. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Route 3 Tolls A Big Idea

They want to turn one lane in each direction on Route 3 into a dedicated toll lane, as a “solution” to the legendary traffic jams there.

03/27/2015

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Keller @ Large: Media Won’t Be Bullied

Jon says the media won’t be bullied by little partisan fascists.

03/26/2015

Artistic rendering of aerial view of Olympic Stadium. (Image from Boston 2024)

Keller @ Large: A Better Boston 2024 Olympics Plan

Olympic organizers now have plenty of time to absorb public feedback, incorporate it into a concrete plan.

03/25/2015

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Keller @ Large: Backlash Over Boston’s Olympic Bid Leads To Ballot Initiative

Olympic supporters said on Tuesday that there will be a vote to determine whether Boston will host the 2024 Olympics.

03/24/2015

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Keller @ Large: Welcome To The Real World

Welcome to the real world, where beliefs don’t always go unchallenged.

03/24/2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Why Warren Shouldn’t Run For President

The Globe devoted a big chunk of its editorial pages Sunday to an assortment of exhortations to Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president.

03/23/2015

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Walsh Wants New Olympic Narrative

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the rollout of the city’s Olympic bid has been hampered by too many “distractions.”

03/22/2015

From left, WBZ-TV's Jon Keller discusses Boston's 2024 Olympics bid with Mayor Marty Walsh. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Mayor Walsh Says ‘Unanswered Questions’ Surround Boston Olympic Bid

Mayor Walsh responds to recent polls that show a decline in support for Boston’s Olympic bid.

WBZ-TV–03/20/2015

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

Keller @ Large: Buddy The Wonder Lab For President

Let’s analyze this potential president showdown between Buddy and Mr. Trump.

03/20/2015

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Keller @ Large: Far From Economic Recovery

While caution is fine, some bold ideas for change would be welcome from local leaders.

03/19/2015

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