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.

President Barack Obama at the G-20 Summit in Turkey (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: A Divided Nation Contemplates A Wider War

Will the attacks in Paris draw more U.S. ground troops into the war with ISIS?


A man weeps for a lost friend as people gather to observe a minute-silence at the Place de la Republique in memory of the victims of the Paris terror attacks. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: After Paris Attacks, What Do We Do Now?

Jon Keller wonders whether what the right response is to the deadly Paris attacks.


Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts CEO Darnell Williams (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: New Generation Of Black Leaders Emerging

The CEO of the Urban League of Eastern Mass. says the conversation on race has been productive.


Hillary Clinton (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Clinton On The Spot In Democratic Debate

Jon Keller says if there was a moment of brilliance or incompetence that changed the arc of this race, he didn’t see if. And that benefits a Clinton campaign that has been steadily widening its lead over Bernie Sanders.


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign stop at Iowa Central Community College on November 12, 2015 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Did Trump Go Too Far?

When Trump’s Iowa performance was over, some fans in attendance were clearly wondering if their man has jumped the shark.


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Keller @ Large: Sanity Will Prevail

Let Jon Keller try to brighten your mood a little bit with some perspective.


Hillary Clinton speaks at a town hall event October 5, 2015. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Hitting Her Stride

New national polling shows Hillary Clinton firmly in control of the Democratic race for president


Christmas Buycott (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Christmas Clash

For some, the season of light is dimmed by a secular culture’s push to downplay its religious significance.


Marco Rubio, Donald Trump  and Ben Carson in the Republican Presidential Debate  November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee. (Photo credit Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Debate Provides Useful Information For Voters

Jon says the way the candidates expressed their views gave voters useful information about who they are.


Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal at the Milwaukee Theatre November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: A Speed Bump For Trump?

It appears Donald Trump was on the short end of some key exchanges.




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