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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.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Federal Prosecutors Smear House Speaker DeLeo

Federal prosecutors continue to smear House Speaker Robert DeLeo as casually as internet trolls drop their slander in an online comments section.

07/15/2014

Brock Holt. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: How Red Sox Teach Us About Life

I see my Red Sox coffee mug half-full, not half-empty.

07/14/2014

State Treasurer Steve Grossman (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Grossman

Jon Keller discussed a number of campaign issues with Treasurer Steve Grossman.

07/13/2014

(Photo Victoria Police Media Unit-Handout/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Fire Sprinklers Worth The Cost?

Jon Keller ponders whether fire sprinklers are worth the price.

07/11/2014

Volleyball was first called 'Mintonette'. The named was changed after a spectator observed the sport involved a lot of 'volleying' (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Volleyball Doesn’t Deserve ‘Official State…’ Recognition

Jon Keller has some thoughts about volleyball as the state’s official recreational sport.

07/10/2014

Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor discussed the issues with WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Evan Falchuk

Jon Keller discussed campaign issues with Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor Evan Falchuk.

07/06/2014

(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Proud To Be An American

I’m mighty glad I’m an American, and wouldn’t want it any other way.

07/02/2014

A general view shows the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Boston Shouldn’t Follow Brazil’s Misplaced Priorities

It’s fun to watch, but let’s be honest – none of us will be watching when the tournament is over and Brazil is stuck with billions of dollars worth of stadiums that will rarely, if ever, be used again.

06/30/2014

Don Berwick (WBZ-TV)

Keller At Large: Gubernatorial Candidate Don Berwick On Casinos, Healthcare

One of the candidates for governor is talking about why we shouldn’t take a gamble on casinos and how we can make up for all the money casinos are promising to bring here. Jon Keller talks to Don Berwick on this week’s Keller at Large.

06/29/2014

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Buffer Zone Ruling Second Big Loss In A Week For Coakley

The Mass. Supreme Judicial Court’s striking down of the abortion clinic buffer-zone law is the second court loss in a week for Attorney General Martha Coakley.

06/26/2014

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