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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.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Who Had The Better Debate?

Did Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump follow Jon’s road map to success in their final debate?


Curt Schilling. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Skeptical About Curt Schilling’s Chances

Curt Schilling, running for Senate against Elizabeth Warren in two years? Here are some reasons why Jon is skeptical.


Melania Trump watches her husband at the debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Melania Trump’s Tepid Defense Of Donald

“While she did defend her husband, she did so in the flat, unemotional tone of someone reading their lines from a script.”


(Photo credit BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Let’s End Our Addiction To Awards

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize, but it’s starting to look like he could care less about it. Jon says that’s so fitting and a great statement to make.


(Photo Illustration by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Voters, Do Your Homework

In a campaign filled with lazy thinking and dumb statements, the laziest, dumbest thing I’ve heard is that “the media” is trying to rig the election.


The Nobel Museum at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo credit JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: My Nobel Prize Recommendations

Jon says suddenly the Nobel Prizes are relevant again.


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Parents Are Moral Leaders, Not Politicians

Jon says the race for president is a disgraceful cultural failure.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: How Much More Do We Need To See?

Jon says November 8th has to be about more than just who is worse.


Scott Baio at the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: ‘Guys’ Defending Trump’s Behavior Need To Grow Up

Some “guys” may lie, cheat, bully and steal; real “men” do not.


Ken Bone at the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Focus On Ken Bone’s Words, Not His Sweater

Jon says Ken Bone is a profound commentator on the choice we face.




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