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.

The Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 18, 2015. (Photo credit  BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Charleston Massacre An Act Of Terrorism

I don’t think we use the word terrorism widely enough.

06/19/2015

Bill Russell defends Wilt Chamberlain at the Boston Garden. (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: This Is Real Greatness

This is what a big-time leader and winner looks like, not what we saw with LeBron the other night.

06/18/2015

(Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Praising Professional Politicians

It isn’t easy being a professional politician.

06/17/2015

Donald Trump announces his candidacy., June 16, 2015  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Launches Presidential Run With Self-Promotion, Criticism

The business mogul made it clear that he intends to bring his familiar rhetorical style to the race unvarnished.

06/16/2015

Hanley Ramirez  and Xander Bogaerts almost  collide at Fenway Park on June 15, 2015. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Calm Down Red Sox Fans

Switch to decaf, and let’s talk again in another month.

06/16/2015

Hillary Clinton speaks at her official kickoff rally  on June 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Drop The Jargon, Offer A Real Plan

Perhaps as election day approaches, Hillary Clinton and her competitors will drop the jargon and offer a real plan.

06/15/2015

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Walsh Says Boston Won’t Be On Hook For Olympic Cost Overruns

The mayor of Boston says taxpayers won’t be on the hook for any revenue shortfalls if the city is awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics.

06/14/2015

(Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Quality Of Communication Matters, Not Quantity

It’s not the quantity of the communication that matters, it’s the quality.

06/12/2015

The Big Dig construction site May 6, 2000 in Boston. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

Keller @ Large: What’s The Core Of Boston’s Olympic Skepticism?

You recall the fiasco of the Big Dig, a $3 billion project that would up costing well over $20 billion.

06/11/2015

(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Facts Matter

Jon has an important lesson about facts, why they matter, and why both journalists and their audience should care about them.

06/10/2015

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