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.

Donald Trump (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Trump Card

Donald Trump skipped the GOP debate in Iowa Thursday night.


A parking space saver in South Boston, Jan. 25, 2016. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: What Is Wrong With People?

Is there no end to their selfishness, entitlement and careless imbecility?


Donald Trump in Iowa, Jan. 26, 2016. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Trump Will Be At Fox News Debate

Jon Keller says he’s learned his lesson about Donald Trump.


Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
(Photos by Scott Olson (Sanders) and Isaac Brekken (Trump) for Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: A ‘Tell Me What I Want To Hear’ Election

Perhaps this is a “tell me what I want to hear” election where candidates who care about at least some factual basis for their promises are wasting their time.


Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a copy of the Manchester Union Leader at a rally at Pennichuck Middle School December 28, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Do Media Endorsements Matter Anymore?

Jon says the days when media endorsements were decisive factors in a big election seem mostly gone.


Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. (Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Crunch Time

In Iowa Monday, both of the leading Democrats hit high and low notes.


Tom Brady after the AFC Championship on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Time To Get On With Life

Jon’s advice: stay proud, don’t be ashamed, congratulate your friend the Bronco fan and get on with life.


Tom Brady at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: How To Pick A Winner

Jon uses a highly scientific combination of homerism, speculation and ignorance to pick the winner of the AFC Championship.


Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming talks to reporters Jan. 20, 2016. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: TMZ’s Irresponsible Reporting Of Darius Fleming Rescue

Jon Keller says TMZ has been irresponsible in it’s coverage of the Darius Fleming rescue.


Former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and President Barak Obama on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Paul Morse/George W. Bush Presidential Center via Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What Do We Want From Our Next President?

One year from today, we will have a new president.




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