Jon Keller

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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.

Keller @ Large: We Need To Look Harder For Character

Jon says maybe we voters need to look harder for character – on the ballot, and in the mirror.


Keller @ Large: Violence Not An Acceptable Political Response

How did we become a place where violence is considered an acceptable political response?


Keller @ Large: Dan Rea Is A Hall Of Famer

Jon says Dan Rea respects his listeners, he thinks, listens, and traffics in reality and truth.


Keller @ Large: Social Media Can Be Poison

The Michelle Carter trial is teaching us all an important lesson – social media is poison unless handled with extreme care.


Keller @ Large: Sessions Passes On Comey-Bashing

If President Trump expected Attorney General Jeff Sessions to join his crusade to discredit ousted FBI Director James Comey during his testimony Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he was surely disappointed.


Keller @ Large: Horror Stories Behind The Wheel

Our cars and trucks have evolved from forms of transportation into multi-purpose mobile homes.


Keller @ Large: Demand Respect From Each Other

The Montana politician who body-slammed a reporter beats the rap with truth and contrition. Jon explains why it’s up to us to learn from his experience.


Keller @ Large: Absurd Moment From James Comey’s Testimony

There wasn’t much humor to be found in yesterday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing featuring former FBI Director James Comey. But one moment was so absurd Jon Keller had to laugh out loud, maybe to keep from crying.


Keller @ Large: James Comey’s Testimony – What Did We Learn?

After two hours and forty-five minutes of questioning of former FBI Director James Comey by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, what have we learned?


Keller @ Large: Imagine If People Knew When To Shut Up

We live in a time where people are ready and willing to debate absolutely anything, no matter how trivial.




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