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.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves federal court, August 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Could Tom Brady-NFL Breakthrough Be Near?

Could a breakthrough be at hand in Tom Brady v. the NFL?


Judge Richard Berman at the DeflateGate hearing (Sketch Credit Jane Rosenberg)

Keller @ Large: Why Evidence Matters

From DeflateGate to Trump, Jon says our standards of evidence have shrunk.



Keller @ Large: Bicyclists And Drivers Need To Get Along

With bike use exploding on local roads, the need for peaceful co-existence is taking on extra urgency.


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Keller @ Large: The NFL’s Sinful DeflateGate Conduct

Jon says the league has wallowed in most of the Seven Deadly Sins while taking on Tom Brady.


Donald Trump in Birch Run, Michigan, August 11, 2015. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Donald Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy, Polls Show

Jon Keller says there are signs that Donald Trump’s style is catching up to him.


Secretary of State John Kerry meets with leaders of Iran (Photo credit Brian Snyder/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Who Do We Trust On Iran Deal?

Jon looks at why local politicians are on the fence as the president seeks support for a deal with Iran.


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Keller @ Large: Candidates Ignoring Major Cause Of College Debt Nightmare

As presidential candidates unveil their plans to make college more affordable, Jon Keller is taking a closer look at the student debt crisis and a major part of the problem some of them don’t want to talk about.


Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Cosmopolitan Magazine and WME Live)

Keller @ Large: Donald Trump’s Vulgar Talk Nothing New In Politics

Being a jerk is not a political aberration, Jon says.


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Keller @ Large: What Does Sales Tax Holiday Say About ‘Taxachusetts’?

WBZ NewsRadio’s Joe Mathieu joined Keller to talk about the enduring popularity of the tradition.


Donald Trump delivers his closing statement during the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 in Cleveland. (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Goodbye, Donald Trump

Donald Trump offered no positive solutions at the debate beyond his own alleged brilliance.