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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.

The Market Basket in Reading, July 24, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Both Arthurs Fail To Show Simple Respect In Market Basket Mess

Very few things in life are explainable in simple black and white terms, and boy is that ever true of the whole Market Basket fiasco.

08/14/2014

Hillary Clinton and President Obama. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Do They Feel Your Pain?

I feel your pain. But do our political leaders?

08/13/2014

(Photo by Ted Aljibe/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Drivers Oblivious To Green Lights Deserve Contempt Not Courtesy

A listener writes in with an excellent question: “How long do you wait for the driver in front of you to react to a green light before giving them a ‘courtesy’ honk?”

08/12/2014

Casinos proposed in Mass.: Wynn Casino in Everett (L) and Mohegan Sun in Revere (R).

Keller @ Large: Architects Grade Boston-Area Casino Proposals

One of the two casinos proposed for the Boston area is getting a big ‘thumbs down’ from critics.

08/11/2014

President Barack Obama and Ahmad Rashad on the first green at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Healey-Pool/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Sometimes Golfers Just Want To Golf

Why don’t we set aside our political differences for a moment and unite in a warm Massachusetts welcome for President Obama and his family as they vacation here in our New England paradise.

08/11/2014

The unmarked Freedom Trail outside the State House. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Freedom Trail Confusion A Sign Of Complacency

Maybe we could have spent $11,298,000 on the governor’s office instead, and thrown a couple grand at the signage problem.

08/08/2014

(Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Pope Francis Right On Technology

The Pope warned that technology needed to be handled with restraint if it is to serve as “a network not of wires but of people.”

08/07/2014

U.S. Customs officer helps two young boys at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: All That Venom For Nothing

Both sides of this endless demagoguery need to back off and listen to those at the center.

08/06/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, Samaritan's Purse said on July 27.  (Photo credit ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Stop The Ebola Virus Scare

The truth is that you have a better chance of choking to death on a cherry pit than being afflicted by Ebola.

08/05/2014

Former President Bill Clinton. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Finding Common Ground Is Crucial

Let’s call Congress back into session, they need to hear about this.

08/04/2014

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