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.

Hillary Clinton speaks at a town hall event October 5, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Politicians Have To Flip-Flop To Survive

Trash Hillary Clinton for her flip-flop if you like, or praise her for it. Jon Keller says they all have to do it.

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Keller @ Large: Technology Gone Too Far?

Jon says in the end it’s up to us, the consumers, to use our brains instead of just letting them be used.



Keller @ Large: Skeptical Of Studies

Jon is skeptical of all of those studies out there.


Patrick Kennedy. (Image credit: 60 Minutes-CBS News)

Keller @ Large: Patrick Kennedy Should Be Commended

Patrick Kennedy has done a hard but necessary thing – telling the truth about how addiction damages families, including his own.


Auditor Suzanne Bump (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Can DCF Be Fixed?

State Auditor Suzanne Bump weighs in on the chronic problems of the troubled agency.


Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphy's at the Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health event in Dorchester. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: What Makes A Great Boston Man

Some real men of Boston are proving the critics wrong. Jon Keller catches up with some of them at the 18th annual Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health fundraiser.


People gather at a candlelight vigil for the victims of the community college shooting October 1, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon.  (Photo by Michael Lloyd/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Pop Culture Also To Blame For Gun Violence

Jon says the NRA may make it easier for creeps to arm up, but popular culture helps propel them from having the weapons to using them.


Jeb Bush. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Jeb Bush Has Chance To Improve

If this race ultimately turns on substance and knowledge, Jon says Jeb Bush has a chance to improve on his dismal poll numbers.


Jeb Bush (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Bush Ready To Go After Trump

In an interview with WBZ’s Jon Keller, Bush made clear he’s tired of being Trump’s punching bag.


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Keller @ Large: Wet Weather Driving Lesson

Jon says it’s time to review the basic rules of safe wet-weather driving.