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: Ebola Threat Becoming Key Issue On Campaign Trail

The government’s response to the Ebola outbreak has become a political issue.

10/14/2014

Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley at the WBZ-TV debate, Oct. 7, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Struggling To Figure Out What Voters Want

Both of the major-party candidates for governor seem to be struggling to figure out just what the voters want.

10/14/2014

Aaron Hernandez arrested at his home in North Attleboro, June 26, 2013. (Photo courtesy: Boston Globe-George Rizer)

Keller @ Large: Utter Desperation From Hernandez, Tsarnaev

It isn’t easy being a criminal defense attorney, you might reasonably allege, when you’ve got clients like accused mass murderers Aaron Hernandez and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

10/13/2014

Seth Moulton (left) and Richard Tisei at their WBZ-TV debate, Oct. 10, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Moulton, Tisei Attempt To Create Distance From Respective Parties

Seth Moulton and Richard Tisei, candidates for the 6th Congressional District, went toe to toe in a discussion with WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller.

10/12/2014

Magic Dick, Peter Wolf and J. Geils of the J. Geils Band perform at Fenway Park on August 14, 2010. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations Travesty As Usual

The annual list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is out, and as usual, it’s a travesty.

10/10/2014

Boston Public Market under construction (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Boston Public Market Unlikely To Dazzle

After years of waiting, Boston will finally have a market that features local farm goods, cooking lessons, and other attractions.

10/09/2014

Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley at the WBZ-TV debate, Oct. 7, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: People Want Change

When people want change, they look to politics as a place to make some.

10/09/2014

"As long as no one ends up in the ‘cocoon of horror,’" Baker told Keller during the Oct. 7, 2014 WBZ-TV debate. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: ‘Cocoon Of Horror’ Secret Revealed

Charlie Baker let Jon Keller’s little debate-moderator secret out of the bag Tuesday night.

10/08/2014

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Keller @ Large: Why You Should Watch The Debate

Why should you watch or listen to the governor’s debate?

10/07/2014

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New WBZ-TV-UMass Amherst Poll Shows Governor’s Race A Virtual Tie

The race for governor of Massachusetts remains a virtual tie.

10/06/2014

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