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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.

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Why The Trump-Ryan Meeting Is Important

Jon says the meeting between Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan is a key moment of truth in the race for president,


Police closed off the mall after the Taunton attacks May 10, 2016. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: We Need To Talk About Mental Health

It is a sad fact of life that we do need to talk about mental health issues, and not just in connection with the Taunton nightmare.


Jon Keller. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: What I’ve Learned From You

Believe it or not, this week marks my 30th year with WBZ NewsRadio 1030, and 21 years since I started these daily chats.


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Keller @ Large: Facebook Playing Politics With News Feed?

Facebook was allegedly playing politics with the news feed it sends us? Jon says the news buyer must beware now more than ever.



Keller @ Large: Green Line Extension Has Major Risks

Jon says there’s a real risk the doubts about building it could overwhelm the benefits.



Keller @ Large: Green Line Extension Same Sorry Story As Big Dig

Jon says this is the same sorry story of the Big Dig.


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign rally on March 29, 2016 in Janesville, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Do You Care About The Facts?

A letter forwarded from a viewer makes Jon Keller wonder two questions – what are the facts, and do you care about them?


Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Donald Trump’s Imaginary Cabinet

Before this race drains away any trace of amusement, let’s have some fun by filling Trump’s imaginary cabinet with some real Hollywood-style glamor.


Hillary Clinton (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) and Donald Trump. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: The Negative Campaign To End All Negative Campaigns

The negative campaign to end all negative campaigns is underway. Jon Keller says it’s the negatives that matter most.


Hillary Clinton (Photo credit MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images) and Donald Trump (Photo credit MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images).

Keller @ Large: May The Least Horrible Candidate Win

Jon says six months of fear and loathing lie ahead.




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