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: Foreign Policy Continues To Baffle Top Officials

Foreign policy has always baffled Jon Keller, but he says it appears that’s the case for the country’s top officials as well.

07/17/2015

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: When Will DeflateGate Nightmare End?

Jon Keller wonders when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will finally end the national nightmare that has been DeflateGate.

07/16/2015

Donald Trump (Photo credit Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Don’t Take Trump’s Poll Numbers Seriously

Jon says early polls reflect name recognition and little else.

07/15/2015

Waiting in line in Athens for an ATM. (Photo credit Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Greek Crisis Brings Up Ugly Past

They’ve had it rough in Europe. That’s why so many of us wound up being born here, Jon says.

07/14/2015

Tajanetta Downing in court on July 9, 2015. She's accused of shoving an elderly woman who later died. (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Rudeness Reigns Supreme

Jon says we seem to have lost the hang of how to treat each other decently.

07/13/2015

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Boston Police Commissioner Not On Board With Sanctuary Cities

Evans tells Keller that he prefers a balanced approach when dealing with undocumented immigrant arrests.

07/12/2015

A rending of the proposed Olympic stadium in Boston (Photo credit: Boston 2024)

Keller @ Large: Boston 2024 Olympics, Steve Wynn Struggle In New Revolution

The takedowns of the Olympics and Wynn’s World are the opposite of anti-capitalism.

07/10/2015

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the close of the day after trading was paused for nearly four hours due to a 'technical glitch' on July 8, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What’s A ‘Glitch’ And What’s Not

It’s time to renew our understanding of what a “glitch” is – and what it isn’t.

07/09/2015

Brock Holt.  (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Be Flexible Like Brock Holt

Why shouldn’t pro athletes, or members of Congress, be expected to multi-task, and make themselves as useful as possible?

07/08/2015

Non-verbal communications expert Don Khoury (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Body Language Expert Analyzes Goodell, Boston 2024

According to one body language expert, the NFL commissioner looks nervous.

07/05/2015

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