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.

Silver and copper coins dating from 1652 to 1855, found in a 1795 time capsule, are displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts on January 6, 2015, in Boston. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Suggestions For Next Time Capsule

Jon has a few suggestions of what to put in it, just to get you thinking of your own.

01/07/2015

(Photo credit JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Moment Of Truth Approaching For Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid

Boston will know soon if it will compete with international cities as it hopes to host the 2024 Olympics.

01/06/2015

An artist rendering of the proposed Wynn Casino in Everett. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Massachusetts Attitude Not Paying Off

The current fiasco surrounding the Everett casino is Exhibit A.

01/06/2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (WBZ-TV)

Warren: Public Should Be Wary Of Corporate Influence In Washington

In an exclusive interview, Senator Warren presses her case against corporate influence over Washington insiders.

01/05/2015

Outgoing Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Senate President Therese Murray Starting Private Venture

Outgoing Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray is starting a private venture to promote Bay State businesses worldwide

01/04/2015

A 2016 Democratic National Convention bus is parked outside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: It’s Way Too Early To Talk About 2016

I have a novel suggestion: could we please put off the wall-to-wall coverage of the race to succeed President Obama for awhile?

01/02/2015

The so-called "Lowell Goat." (Photo credit: Frank Peabody)

Keller @ Large: Lowell Goat Breaks His Silence

It’s the first major scoop of the New Year, and I’m proud to have it for you here on CBS Boston.com.

01/01/2015

(Photo credit NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Money Isn’t Everything

Don’t tell me the Kardashians are not a story.

12/31/2014

(Photo illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Best Moments In Life Don’t Live Online

The geniuses at Facebook are once again issuing a public apology for an intrusive, tone-deaf gaffe.

12/30/2014

(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Lawmakers Scrap Casino ATM Ban

ATMs and casinos can be a dangerous mix for gamblers, but a last-minute change on Beacon Hill is putting the two together.

12/29/2014

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