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.

Pope Francis waves from the back of his Fiat after arriving from Cuba September 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Pope’s Challenge To Young Adults

Pope Francis has laid out a big challenge for the younger generation.


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Keller @ Large: No Justice For Bella Bond

Jon says Bella Bond’s life was a brief, horrible crawl through the world at its worst.


Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots comes up with an interception late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory during NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 20, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Politicians Can Learn Lesson From Patriots’ Win In Buffalo

Jon Keller says the Patriots taught the political world another valuable lesson on Sunday – it takes more than tough talk to knock out the status quo.


Donald Trump at the CNN debate (Photo credit FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Donald Trump Stalling After GOP Debate?

Donald Trump has risen to the top of the polls for the Republican nomination, but the latest presidential debate may have tripped him up.


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Keller @ Large: Fantasy Football, Fantasy Politics, Fantasy Marriages

Jon says too much fantasy might not be the best thing when real-life is involved.


Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush argue during the presidential debate at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Donald Trump Faces Payback In Debate

Payback is human nature. Just ask Donald Trump.


Johnny Depp greets fans at the 'Black Mass' screening at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on September 15, 2015 in Brooklne. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Warner Brothers)

Keller @ Large: Johnny Depp Doesn’t Understand Whitey Bulger Story

After hearing the comments of “Black Mass” star Johnny Depp, I definitely won’t be paying to see the movie.


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Keller @ Large: What Hillary Clinton Is And Isn’t

Let’s take an honest look at what Hillary Clinton is, and isn’t.


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Keller @ Large: What Is Happening To Hillary Clinton?

Donald Trump is holding onto his lead in most polls, but among democrats, it’s a very different story for longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton.


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Keller @ Large: Colleges Will Eventually Be Held Accountable For Student Debt

I would say this to all the college presidents and their mouthpieces who fought off this latest effort at holding them more accountable – yours is a losing battle.