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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.

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Keller @ Large: Cautionary Tale For Conscientious Parents

Stanford University’s response to binge-drinking and rape is timid posturing, according to Jon Keller. He says it’s a cautionary tale for conscientious parents.

20 hours ago

Scott Brown. (Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Keller @ Large: Scott Brown’s Reputation Takes A Beating

Scott Brown is not a defendant in Andrea Tantaros lawsuit, but his reputation is taking a beating.

22 hours ago

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Keller @ Large: I Don’t Like Conspiracy Theories

Far more often than not, they are false and manipulative, the work of ignorant minds swallowed mindlessly by the ignorant.

08/23/2016

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games closing ceremony at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Boston Big Winner Of Rio Olympics

Who was the big winner of the Rio Olympics? Jon Keller says Boston.

08/23/2016

Jon Keller and Dan Conley. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Suffolk DA Disappointed In Boston Police Union Handling Of Body Cameras

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley says he’s “disappointed” in how the Boston Police union leadership has handled the body camera pilot program.

08/21/2016

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Keller @ Large: Gawker Gave Journalism A Bad Name

Jon says no one who really cares about the craft will shed a tear over its demise.

08/19/2016

Ryan Lochte on Day 7 of the Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Ryan Lochte – World-Class Negative Role Model

Jon says Ryan Lochte is the ugly American personified.

08/19/2016

Curt Schilling. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Keller @ Large: Curt Schilling Is Clueless About Politics

When I hear him discuss politics I realize he doesn’t have the slightest idea what he’s talking about.

08/18/2016

Donald Trump at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Ohio. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Does Trump Really Want To Win This Race?

Everywhere I go, people ask me – does Trump really want to win this race?

08/18/2016

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Keller @ Large: Attention Out-Of-Towners! Boston Isn’t ‘Beantown’

Jon has an opportunity to address the many seasonal visitors to our little corner of heaven about the sensitive topic of what is the proper way to refer to where you are, and what is not.

08/17/2016

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