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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.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (C) talks to reporters with Democrats from both the House and Senate, including Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)  January 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Saying ‘No’ Is Easy, Saying ‘Yes’ Is Hard

Jon says it’s so much easier to be the party of No.


Mariah Carey performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on December 31, 2016 in New York. (Photo credit ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Leave Mariah Carey Alone

Jon has a simple message – leave Mariah Carey alone.


Dylann Roof. (Photo by Randall Hill - Pool/Getty Images),

Keller @ Large: Take A Stand Against Evil

Jon says there was nothing impulsive about what Dylann Roof did.


Charles Manson (Photo by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images) and Gary Sampson (WBZ-TV).

Keller @ Large: Death Penalty For These 3

Three vicious killers, all in the news at the same time. Jon says they all richly deserve the death penalty.


A protester argues with a supporter of Donald Trump outside Trump Tower in New York City after midnight on election day November 9, 2016. (Photo credit DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why We Fight Over Politics

Where would we be without scientific research that explains the dumb stuff we do – like getting into bitter fights over politics?


The House of Representatives reconvened Jan. 3, 2017 with the start of the 115th Congress.  (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: No Such Thing As Absolute Power In Washington

Jon says the rise and fall of a key House rules change is a cautionary – and inspiring – tale of how there is no such thing as absolute power in Washington. At least, not yet.


Jon Keller and Joe Mathieu (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Winners, Losers In 2016 Politics

Jon Keller and Joe Mathieu discuss the best and worst of the year in politics.


The numerals '17' are lit up in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: 2016 Was Bad, But Not Worst Year Ever

2016? A walk in the park compared with 1968.


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Keller @ Large: How Other Cities Deal With Those Who Don’t Shovel Snow

Snow is on the way, and you know what that means – negligent property owners who don’t clear their sidewalks. Jon looks at what other cities do about it.


The charred remains of a Samsung phone (Image credit: Action Ambulance Service)

Keller @ Large: The Lessons Of 2016

Once 2017 gets here, we’ll soon see who did and who didn’t learn the lessons of 2016.




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