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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.

Erick Aybar steals third base as Will Middlebrooks misses the tag at Fenway Park on August 21, 2014. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Baseball’s Pace Of Play Is Just Right

There is no need to change the game of baseball when it’s already an enjoyable fan experience.

08/22/2014

A pro-Russia militant stands guard on a road near Donetsk, on August 18, 2014.  (Photo credit  DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Where Would You Rather Live?

Russia has absolutely no business lecturing anyone about rights, the law or violence.

08/21/2014

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Keller @ Large: Voters Unfamiliar With Candidates For Governor

Though some guessed correctly, others struggled when shown photos of candidates for Massachusetts governor.

08/20/2014

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Keller @ Large: Little League Coach Cheers Us Up

Let’s interrupt our summer of seemingly unrelenting bad news for a word from the world of good news.

08/20/2014

Cumberland, RI baseball. (WBZ-TV)

Cumberland Residents, Town Officials Praise Little League Coach For Inspiring Words

Rhode Island Coach Dave Belisle’s positive words to his team were captured by television cameras and have since gone viral.

08/19/2014

Jack Williams. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Jack Williams A Friend, Booster And Mentor

From the first day I came to WBZ, Jack Williams has been a friend, booster, and whether he knew it or not, a mentor.

08/19/2014

Demonstrators protesting Michael Brown's murder yell at Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Can’t Explain Ferguson Mess

Serious stories like this shouldn’t be just another round of fodder for bigots, leeches and exploiters.

08/18/2014

Republican candidates for Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher took part in a roundtable discussion of issues on Keller @ Large. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: GOP Candidates For Governor Take Part In WBZ-TV Roundtable

WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller moderated a roundtable discussion between the two Republican candidates for Mass. governor, Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher.

08/17/2014

Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Baker, Fisher Show Sharp Differences In WBZ-TV Roundtable

The two Republican candidates for governor of Massachusetts met in their first televised encounter Friday at WBZ-TV, just 24 days before the primary election.

08/15/2014

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Keller @ Large: We Need And Appreciate Professional Police

No serious person doesn’t appreciate what honest cops do for us. Without them and the risks they take, the bad guys would have a field day.

08/15/2014

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