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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.

Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd of Buffalo Springfield perform at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors And Awards Ceremony, September 18, 2013 in Nashville. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music Festival)

Keller @ Large: There’s A Paranoia Epidemic

There’s a paranoia epidemic going on, and you can see it everywhere you turn.


Roger Goodell and Tom Brady (Photos by  Andrew Burton/Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: If You Work, You Should Care About Deflategate

Who cares about the latest Deflategate news? Jon says if you work, you should, even if you don’t care at all about football.


Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders embrace  at an event in Portsmouth, NH, July 12, 2016. (Photo credit JUSTIN SAGLIO/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Losers Endorse Winners

Jon explains why Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton was written in the stars.


(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: ‘We’re Right, You’re Wrong’ Dialogue Must End

Jon has had enough of the culture of reactionary narcissism, where you and yours are always right and all others are dirtbags.


Jose Altuve, Mike Trout , Miguel Cabrera and Xander Bogaerts of the American League's 2016 All-Star Team. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why The All-Star Game Is So Boring

Jon says the All-Star Game is a huge bore.


Donald Trump (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) and Richard Nixon (Photo credit JEROME DELAY/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Will Voters Elect Another ‘Law And Order’ Candidate?

It’s a flashback to 1968, Donald Trump declaring himself the law and order candidate. But will that tactic work for him as well as it did for Richard Nixon?


A group of Dallas-area bikers pose for a photo with police officers at the Police Headquarters memorial for officers killed in the recent sniper attack in Dallas, Texas on July 10, 2016. (Photo credit LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Let’s Respond Honorably

There’s been a lot of commentary since the horrific events of last week about how we should respond and what we should do next.


The Esplanade on the 4th of July. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Go To Esplanade For 4th Of July, Stand Up To Terrorism

Is fear of terrorism discouraging you from attending the Esplanade concert on the Fourth? Jon says it should be encouraging you to go instead.


Jordan Rich. (Facebook photo)

Keller @ Large: A Salute To Jordan Rich

Tune in this weekend to say goodbye and good luck to one of my personal heroes.



Keller @ Large: How To Beat 4th Of July Traffic

Jon has some tips on beating the traffic this 4th of July weekend.




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