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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.

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Keller @ Large: Happy Ending Or Nightmare?

The truth is, we won’t know for a long time if this story has a happy ending, or winds up a widespread nightmare.


The world headquarters of General Motors in Detroit (Photo credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: How Could This Happen?

It’s the same question we all ask when we learn of supposedly smart people in powerful positions making choices that are not only craven, destructive and amoral, but profoundly stupid as well.


Xander Bogaerts. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: 2014 Red Sox Prediction

Hey Globe guys, come October, we’ll see who the real expert is.


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Keller @ Large: The Best Part Of Twitter

Re-tweeting is the best part of Twitter, according to Jon.


Boston firefighters Michael Kennedy (left) and Lt. Ed Walsh. (Photos from Facebook/City of Boston)

Keller @ Large: Never Doubt How Much Firefighters Are Appreciated

Firefighters are salt of the earth role models before they ever do their thing.


Chatham Harbor. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Why On Earth Do We Live Here?

There are plenty of good reasons why we live here.



Keller @ Large: Charter School Debate Becomes Toxic

After talking to both sides in the ever-uglier dispute over non-union charter schools and their role in rescuing kids from failing public schools, I’m thoroughly depressed.


Teacher, Students

Bid For Compromise On Charter School Cap Draws Fire

Charter schools are becoming more popular. But they’re also controversial.


'Thoroughly Modern Millie' in New York City 2003. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: More Teaching, Less Preaching

Many great shows don’t get a perfect score in modern-day political correctness.


Gary Lee Sampson

Keller @ Large: No Justice For Sampson Victims With Delayed Sentencing

There’s nothing reasonable about the continuing effort to deny Sampson his well-deserved date with lethal injection.