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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.

Jon Keller and his dog, Buddy, the wonder Lab. (Photo courtesy: Jon Keller)

Keller @ Large: Getting An Expert’s Take On Patriots-Texans

In order to reassure myself about the Patriots playoff trajectory, Jon turned to his favorite expert on football.


President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Should End Speculation, Release Tax Returns

There’s an easy way to stick a fork in that speculation. Why won’t Trump use it?


President-elect Donald Trump answers journalists questions during a press conference on January 11, 2017 in New York. (Photo credit DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why We All Need The Media

Jon explains why you really need the media on the case whether you like us or not.


President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference January 11, 2017 at Trump Tower in New York.  (Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Keller @ Large: Trump Sticks With Tactics That Won Him Presidency

If you expected that, now that he’s on the verge of assuming power, Trump would abandon or even modify the tactics that got him here, you were mistaken.


Barack Obama delivers the keynote address to delegates on the floor of the FleetCenter on the second day of the Democratic National Convention July 27, 2004 in Boston. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Re-Reading The 2004 Boston Speech That Launched Obama

Jon says it makes for interesting, and at times sad, reading.


Inside an L.L. Bean shipping center. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: A Trump-Related Boycott That Goes Too Far

Boycotting Trump family products out of anger at Donald Trump was one thing, but Jon says one Trump-related boycott that has gone way too far.


Photos by Scott Olson/Getty Images and Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Keller @ Large: Our New National Pastime – Minor Grievances

Little or nothing of value was at stake, everyone dramatically overreacted, and nothing positive was achieved.


Gary Lee Sampson. (WBZ-TV file photo)

Keller @ Large: We Don’t Deal Well With Pure Evil

How do we deal with pure evil? Not very well, Jon says if the endless Gary Sampson saga is any guide.


(File photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Do Drivers Keep Doing This?

I know I’m a broken record on this insanity, but so are public safety experts and other sane drivers.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Timing Most Notable Aspect Of Warren’s Announcement

Jon says the most notable thing about Warren’s announcement isn’t the rhetoric or the fact that she’s seeking re-election – it’s the timing.




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