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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.

A woman points at a police officer in Charlotte,  North Carolina at a protest to the fatal shooting by police officers of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: A Repeatable News Story That’s A Sign Of Weakness

There are some modern-day evergreen stories that aren’t the least bit funny.


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Keller @ Large: How To Get Ready For Clinton-Trump Debate

Jon has some helpful tips on how to prepare for Monday night’s Clinton-Trump debate.


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Keller @ Large: Blame Game Is Out Of Control

Guess how many people blame themselves for their problems?


Rome mayor Virginia Raggi. (Photo credit TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: People Aren’t Buying The Olympic Hype Anymore

All aspiring pols who think the voters can be bought off with promises of circuses, take note.Yet another city says no thanks to the Olympic Games. Why there’s a message there for the candidates on your November ballot.


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Why Do They Lie?

Jon says the truth is often complicated, and doesn’t always support political pandering.


President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Obama Acknowledges Failure

President Obama says goodbye to the United Nations with a speech acknowledging failure. Are either of his would-be successors offering anything better?


Suspected NY/NJ bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami was wounded in a shootout with police in Linden, NJ, Sept. 19, 2016 (Photo credit: WCBS-TV)

Keller @ Large: We Need To Stop Lone Wolf Terrorists

The only way I can think of to stop them is enlist their friends and neighbors as vigilant informants.


Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees stretches in front of the Green Monster. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Money Can’t Buy Success

Even in the mercenary business of baseball, it seems money can’t buy success.



Keller @ Large: Boston Traffic Is Getting Worse

Fresh statistics from the Census Bureau show just how bad things have gotten.


Apple's iPhone 7. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Curb Your Smartphone Enthusiasm

Should we be more careful about our technology craving?



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