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.

The jury in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Keller @ Large: Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence Not A ‘Blot’ On Boston

Jon says the New York Times doesn’t know very much about us.

05/18/2015

Sen. Tom McGee (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: State Sen. Tom McGee On T Reforms

Lawmakers have pushed back against Baker’s overhaul ideas.

05/17/2015

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

Keller @ Large: The Crime Mystery Of The Century

Getting to the bottom of it will be, as Buddy might say, ruff.

05/15/2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Elizabeth Warren’s Rising Political Clout

We’ve just seen how her credibility trumps the president’s among the people who know them best. And that’s quite a commentary.

05/14/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a holding cell July 10, 2013.  (image credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Keller @ Large: How Will Lack Of Sorrow Weigh With Tsarnaev Jury?

Jon says there’s a chance this jury may give this mass murderer what he so richly deserves.

05/13/2015

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: No Integrity In NFL

The NFL is notorious for its questionable officiating, its glorification of violence, and its unique stature as a game where cheating occurs on every play.

05/12/2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Trade Deal A Tough, Tough Call

Are Sen. Elizabeth Warren and company helping create their worst nightmare?

05/11/2015

Rep. Joe Kennedy III. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Rep. Joe Kennedy Says Trade Bill Could Hurt Middle Class

Rep. Joe Kennedy says he’s not sold on President Barack Obama’s proposed trade deal.

05/10/2015

Boston Globe advice columnist Robin Abrahams (WBZ-TV)

Advice Columnist: Keep Mother’s Day To Yourself

Mother’s Day could cause more stress than joy for some people.

WBZ-TV–05/08/2015

Tom Brady kisses his son Benjamin during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 4, 2015 in Boston. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Tom Brady’s Legacy May Extend Beyond Football

Our lives ought to be measured by the way we treat others, especially our families, and by what we contribute to the community.

05/08/2015

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