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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.

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Keller @ Large: Casino Decision Not An Easy Call

Because believe it or not, Beacon Hill doesn’t always know best.

06/25/2014

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Keller @ Large: Casinos Could Dominate Campaign Season

Now that the SJC has ushered casino repeal onto the November ballot, there are more unanswered questions to mull over than choices at the roulette wheel.

06/24/2014

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown. (Photos by Allison Shelley/Getty Images and WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Residency Attack Ads Don’t Work

There has never been a correlation between length of residency and quality of representation.

06/24/2014

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Keller @ Large: Repeating Blunders Of The Past

I see myopic elites at work here repeating the blunders of the past.

06/23/2014

State Democratic Convention at DCU Center in Worcester. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: More Serious Debate, More Humility Needed

If we are such great political thinkers and leaders here, why do we still have so many problems?

06/16/2014

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Keller @ Large: Tom McGee, Chair Of Mass. Democratic Party

Following the state’s Democratic Convention, Democrats are looking ahead to election day. And so is Jon Keller. In today’s Keller at Large, Jon sits down with the chair of state Democratic Party
Tom McGee.

06/15/2014

Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: We Have More Power To Effect Change Than Any President

You knew it had to happen sooner or later, and now it has.

06/13/2014

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Keller @ Large: Elections Are Cocoon Busters

Life in the cocoon leads to skewed priorities and failed policies.

06/12/2014

Warren Tolman is running for attorney general. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Warren Tolman, Candidate For AG

The upcoming election for the attorney general’s seat and Safe Communities, were some of the topics Jon Keller covered Sunday.

06/08/2014

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Keller @ Large: We’re Lucky To Live Here

We’re lucky to live in a place designed on a relatively rational human scale.

05/23/2014

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