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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: Keep Your Ignorance To Yourself

If ignorance is bliss, then people who pressure schools to ban classic works of literature because they reflect outdated language and beliefs must be some of the happiest folks on earth.


President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence visit the Carrier air conditioning and heating company in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 1, 2016. (Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Should Celebrate, But There’s Much More To Do

The president-elect celebrates the saving of 1,100 jobs, as he should. But Jon says there’s less here than meets the eye.


Tom Brady. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Wishing We Could All Sleep Like Tom Brady

Jon says trying to rest like Tom Brady is a tiring exercise.


Ryan Peak, Chad Kroeger, Daniel Adair (back) and Mike Kroeger from the band Nickelback perform at iHeartRadio Theater on November 18, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Keller @ Large: Using Nickelback To Scare Drunk Drivers

What’s the best way to deter people from driving drunk? Jon explains the ingenious method police in Canada have come up with.


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Keller @ Large: Lead By Example, Not Rhetoric

What a brilliant concept – leading by example, not rhetoric.


Diane Stern. (Photo credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Keller @ Large: Diane Stern Ends Remarkable Run At WBZ NewsRadio 1030

Diane Stern’s retirement marks the end of an especially enduring run in an industry with a lot of turnover.


President Barack Obama shakes hands as he meets with Republican President-elect Donald Trump on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: A Positive Spin On The News

Are you up for a little positive news, or at least some positive spin on the news?


Curt Schilling. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: 2016 Local Turkeys Of The Year

Jon Keller skewers the local turkeys, with no shortage of candidates to choose from.



Keller @ Large: Why Are So Many People So Sensitive?

What a nation of sensitive little snowflakes we’ve become.



Keller @ Large: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Sometimes, good ideas can grow out of what seems like infertile ground.



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