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.
While Tim Murray sails off into the private sector, he should also recognize that he has unfinished business to take care of with the rest of us.
There’s yet another congressional committee hearing into the I-R-S fiasco going on today in Washington, the third in the past four workdays.
After the damage is fully understood, we’ll all spend some time thinking a bit harder about risk, and how we might want to do more to protect against it.
Two of the most important functions of our government, revenue collection and tending to the needs of sick and wounded vets, are being botched, badly.
This weekend might be the perfect time to catch up and get away from the depressing political news of the moment.
The boil of left- and right-wing rhetoric reduces any issue immediately to its partisan bones, which are so calcified with grievance and stereotyping that no honest exchange is possible.
Our president and his fellow boomers at the IRS and Justice Department think they and their agenda are what’s best for us, without regard to long-established traditions of governmental balance and restraint.
While no one hates obnoxious service more, I tend to side with the retail worker in most of the employee vs. customer horror stories I hear.
We can’t and shouldn’t tolerate it, and I’m pretty confident the public won’t stand for any effort to turn this quickly into “old news.”
The Obama administrative is on the defensive over the way it handled the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
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