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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.

President George H. W. Bush in July 1990 at the White House. (Photo credit JEROME DELAY/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: We Need More Role Models Like Him

I’d like to tell you about someone you likely know of, but may not really know.

20 hours ago

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Keller @ Large: Another Politician Pay Raise? Take Care Of Truly Needy First

Another pay raise for the state’s top politicians? No way. Jon says there are others more deserving ahead of them in line.

22 hours ago

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Roger Goodell’s A Sniveling Little Wuss

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is still afraid to visit Foxboro? Jon says that’s the coward’s way of doing things.


Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck attend the premiere of 'Manchester by the Sea' on November 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: With Afflecks, Sometimes Less Is More

Jon says Ben Affleck is talented, but his little brother is a much better actor.


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Keller @ Large: Enough Of The Illegitimate President Nonsense

When politicians casually call each other illegitimate, it’s a problem for all of us. Jon says this is one cheap shot that’s got to go.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Reading His Last Speech

If you want to honor this day, you might consider gathering the kids together and reading them Dr. King’s last public words, his speech in Memphis the night before he was murdered.


Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, mother-in-law Marian Robinson, first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama at the White House December 3, 2015. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Give The Obamas Credit As Parents

Whatever else you may think about the Obama years, Jon says you’ve got to give the first couple credit for proper child-rearing.


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

Keller @ Large: Getting An Expert’s Take On Patriots-Texans

In order to reassure myself about the Patriots playoff trajectory, Jon turned to his favorite expert on football.


President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Should End Speculation, Release Tax Returns

There’s an easy way to stick a fork in that speculation. Why won’t Trump use it?


President-elect Donald Trump answers journalists questions during a press conference on January 11, 2017 in New York. (Photo credit DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why We All Need The Media

Jon explains why you really need the media on the case whether you like us or not.



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