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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.

Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park in Yosemite Valley, California. (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Are So Many People So Ignorant?

One of our most precious public resources, the National Parks, are being overwhelmed by wretched visitor behavior.

08/30/2016

Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal Isn’t Funny

Jon says there’s a lot of understandable snickering about Anthony Weiner’s sexting addiction, but it really isn’t that funny.

08/30/2016

Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Disrespecting The National Anthem Isn’t Politically Persuasive

Many Americans equate respect for the anthem with respect for the country and its military.

08/29/2016

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Keller @ Large: Local Driving This Summer Has Been Horrible

The local driving I’ve been seeing this summer has been absolutely horrible.

08/26/2016

A screen shot of the new Clinton web ad featuring racist support for Trump. (Image from Clinton web site)

Keller @ Large: Extremism Doesn’t Sell In Elections

I get why Clinton and Trump are accusing each other of being too extreme. But do their claims have any merit?

08/26/2016

Donald Trump speaks to a crowd at the Travis County Exposition Center on August 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Crowds And Signs Mean Nothing To Most Voters

There are certain clichés you just know you’re going to hear repeated every campaign: “this is a movement… I’m fighting for you… the only poll that counts is the one on election day!”

08/25/2016

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

Keller @ Large: Clinton, Trump Very Similar With Conflicts Of Interests

There are big differences between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but in one key area, they are disturbingly alike.

08/25/2016

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Keller @ Large: Cautionary Tale For Conscientious Parents

Stanford University’s response to binge-drinking and rape is timid posturing, according to Jon Keller. He says it’s a cautionary tale for conscientious parents.

08/24/2016

Scott Brown. (Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Keller @ Large: Scott Brown’s Reputation Takes A Beating

Scott Brown is not a defendant in Andrea Tantaros lawsuit, but his reputation is taking a beating.

08/24/2016

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Keller @ Large: I Don’t Like Conspiracy Theories

Far more often than not, they are false and manipulative, the work of ignorant minds swallowed mindlessly by the ignorant.

08/23/2016

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