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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: Who Says Boston Is Inferior?

There is no debate over whether or not Boston is a “world-class” city, whatever that means.

01/19/2015

John Fish (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Boston 2024 Chairman Says Olympics Would Benefit Next Generation

The businessman leading the push for Boston to host the Olympics in 2024 tells WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller that landing the games would be a bold step into the future for the city and the state.

01/18/2015

John Fish (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: John Fish Talks Boston 2024 Olympics

A new survey shows about 55 percent of people want Boston to hold the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. But most of those people also want the bid done without taxpayer money.

01/16/2015

Protesters attached to a barrel on I-93, Jan. 15, 2015. (Photo credit Mass. State Police)

Keller @ Large: Challenge For Legit Protesters – Don’t Spoil Progress

Let’s face it, no one with a clue wants anything to do with anarchists, if that’s what these kids were.

01/16/2015

Protesters connected together on I-93, Jan. 15, 2015. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Protesters Hurting Their Cause?

The protesters who blocked I-93 in Medford and Milton had a mission. But did their tactics help or hurt their cause?

01/15/2015

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh during his state of the city speech, Jan. 13, 2015. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Marty Walsh, Expensive Date

There were a few little items missing from the mayor’s speech that ought to give Boston taxpayers pause.

01/14/2015

Donald Trump. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Donald Trump, Lawsuit President

There is only one person sniffing around the 2016 presidential race who warrants the serious attention of the American people.

01/13/2015

Bill Belichick and John Harbaugh shake hands after the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoffs game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Accept Reality Without Whining

Hey, sometimes you get the elevator, and sometimes you get the shaft.

01/12/2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Sen. Elizabeth Warren Warns Of Corporate Influence

Warren said financial institutions are still getting ‘too big to fail.’

01/11/2015

(Image credit: Boston 2024)

Keller @ Large: Keep Taxpayer Money Out Of Boston 2024 Olympic Bid

I see one core principle worth fighting for – no taxpayer money going to anything but basic infrastructure that we need to do anyway.

01/09/2015

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