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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.

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Keller @ Large: Gawker Gave Journalism A Bad Name

Jon says no one who really cares about the craft will shed a tear over its demise.


Ryan Lochte on Day 7 of the Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Ryan Lochte – World-Class Negative Role Model

Jon says Ryan Lochte is the ugly American personified.


Curt Schilling. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Keller @ Large: Curt Schilling Is Clueless About Politics

When I hear him discuss politics I realize he doesn’t have the slightest idea what he’s talking about.


Donald Trump at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Ohio. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Does Trump Really Want To Win This Race?

Everywhere I go, people ask me – does Trump really want to win this race?


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Keller @ Large: Attention Out-Of-Towners! Boston Isn’t ‘Beantown’

Jon has an opportunity to address the many seasonal visitors to our little corner of heaven about the sensitive topic of what is the proper way to refer to where you are, and what is not.


Passengers get down while police look for an active shooter at Kennedy Airport in New York on August 14, 2016. (Photo credit BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Can We Overcome Culture Of Fear?

The shooting that wasn’t at New York’s Kennedy Airport shows how panicky we’ve become, but will we learn to overcome the culture of fear?


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Keller @ Large: Hollywood’s Summer Of Duds

You’d like to go to a movie but those big blockbusters don’t seem very appetizing? Welcome to the club.


Gabrielle Douglas. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Twitter Doesn’t Care About Garbage Behavior

Why do people engage in this garbage behavior and why doesn’t Twitter do something about it?


Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Warren Says She’ll Punch Back Against ‘Bully’ Trump

Don’t expect the war of words between Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren to end anytime soon.


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Keller @ Large: Why Real Friends Are Better Than Online Friends

Real friends know you, have some shared experiences with you, and usually share your values on some level.




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