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Jon Keller is Political Analyst for WBZ-TV News, and his “Keller At Large” reports on a wide range of topics are regularly featured during WBZ-TV News at 5PM and 6PM. Keller’s commentaries are also seen weekday mornings at 5:30am on WBZ This Morning and heard each weekday at 7:55AM and 12:25PM on WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Jon is widely regarded as the top political analyst in New England. He is a favorite of the region’s viewers because he is smart, witty and local, and asks the tough questions everyone wants to have asked. The politicians respect him too because he has a reputation for being non-partisan, accurate, and dedicated to serving viewers. Although ‘Keller at Large’ primarily tackles politics, Keller also offers social and cultural commentary on news of the day and pop culture.

Before joining WBZ-TV in 2005, Jon was Political Analyst for “The Ten O’Clock News” on WLVI-TV in Boston for 14 years. Previous credits include op-ed columnist for The Boston Globe, chief political reporter for The Boston Phoenix, and reporter, columnist and editor for The Tab Newspapers. His freelance writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, the Chicago Tribune and other publications.

Jon has been honored with ten New England Emmy Awards for commentary and reporting, and was named “Best TV Political Analyst” twice in Boston Magazine’s annual “Best of Boston” issue.

Born in Washington, DC, Jon was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Brandeis University in 1977 where he earned Cum Laude honors in history.

Jon has been married for nearly forty years and has two grown sons. In his spare time (of which there is little), Jon enjoys traveling; listening to live jazz and soul music; playing golf (poorly but with great pleasure); and walking Buddy the Wonder Lab.

Keller @ Large: What Is Wrong With People?

The answer can be complicated.


Keller @ Large: Equal Rights Mission Far From Accomplished

From Bill Clinton to Bill Cosby to Harvey Weinstein and beyond, the record shows a yawning gap between the laws and social reality when it comes to women.


Keller @ Large: No Easy Fix To Ending Rotary Chaos

Jon suspects it’s going to take more than white paint to cure rotary chaos.


Keller @ Large: Voters Must Stop Punishing Politicians For Telling The Truth

A top U.S. senator says he only felt liberated to tell the truth once he knew his constituents couldn’t punish him for it. Jon looks at what that says about pols and voters.


Keller @ Large: Treating People With Respect Is A Timeless Value

Disgraced sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein claims the rules were different back in the day. Jon says he’s full of it.


Keller @ Large: Harvard’s Next President Should Be David Ortiz

He would be a precedent-shattering choice for Harvard, injecting a badly-needed dose of diversity into upper management.


Keller @ Large: Red Sox Remind Us Of Power Of Redemption

Sports teaches us a profound life lesson – even if you don’t win, it’s all about delivering.


Keller @ Large: Aaron Hernandez Not Always A Victim, Despite CTE

We can expect to hear much more about Aaron Hernandez the victim, and the facts should guide the verdict.


Keller @ Large: Is Graham-Cassidy Bill Better Than Obamacare?

Forget the politics, you want to know if this latest Obamacare replacement is good or bad for you? Jon gets answers from a local expert.


Keller @ Large: Interest In Facts And Truth Is Fading

Growing numbers of us seem to prefer life in a comfy phony world.




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