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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.

Workers loyal to ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas protest outside Market Basket Headquarters in Tewksbury, Aug. 11. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Winners, Losers Evident In Market Basket Battle

Some politicians used the Market Basket standoff for momentum, while others in office stayed on the sidelines.

08/28/2014

A thank you sign in the lobby of Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury. (Photo by Ken Tucci-WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Market Basket Message – Will Corporate Executives Hear It?

It’s a message that could help heal our festering problems with income inequality, worker resentment toward executive salary inflation, etc. But will corporate elites hear it, and heed it?

08/28/2014

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Attorney General Debate ‘Unbecoming’ For Both Healey And Tolman

There was overreaction to a remark during a recent debate – from both candidates.

08/28/2014

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Best Place To Express Your Opinion Without Anxiety

Thank goodness there’s still one place where dissidents can go to express their opinion without anxiety.

08/27/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Wait Your Turn

If you don’t know that waiting your turn or unexpected delay is a part of life, you probably shouldn’t ever leave the house.

08/26/2014

Dawnn Jaffier. (Photo from Facebook)

Keller @ Large: Dawnn Jaffier Murder Another Reminder Of Collapse Of Civilized Behavior

The whole appalling episode is a reminder that even though we are a far cry from Syria, we are not immune from the collapses of civilized behavior.

08/25/2014

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

Donald Berwick. (WBZ-TV)

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

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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

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