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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.

United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Carmen Ortiz Better Be Right This Time

Jon says Carmen Ortiz had better have her ducks in a row on this Boston City Hall probe.


Gov. Charlie Baker. (Photo credit: Mass. Governor's Office - Flickr)

Keller @ Large: Is Charlie Baker’s Old Arrogance Returning?

We’re now more than a third of the way through his term, and we’re wondering – is the old Baker making a comeback?


Orson Welles in his film 'Citizen Kane.' (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Donald Trump May Like ‘Citizen Kane’ So Much

Donald Trump’s favorite movie may offer crucial insight into who he is.


(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Golf Is So Appealing

What is it about golf that’s so appealing?


The photo of Trooper Luke Bonin sharing lunch with panhandler Lynn Murphy. (Photo credit: Massachusetts State Police)

Keller @ Large: This Photo Is Worth One Word

The feel-good picture of the week tells us something good about human nature and the power of doing the right thing.


Nesta Carter of Jamaica wins the men's 100 meter with Yohan Blake of Jamaica and Marvin Bracy of the USA trailing during the Adidas Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island on June 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Elite Track Meet On Charles Street Is Right Idea

The Adidas Boost Boston Games is a two-day event coming to town next month.


Donald Trump (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Donald Trump On His Past Treatment Of Women

“Nobody respects women more than Donald Trump,” says…Donald Trump.


Oprah Winfrey. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Keller @ Large: Oprah For President

Would Oprah be willing to take the pay cut?


(Photo credit ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Take A Break At The Movies

So let’s break out the movie listings and see what’s playing.


US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addresses his weekly briefing after meeting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: The Story Behind The Trump-Ryan Summit

A body language expert says Speaker Paul Ryan appeared uncomfortable and agitated after the meeting with Trump.




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