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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.


Keller @ Large: Not Watching The Olympics

Jon explains why he won’t be watching the Summer Olympics the next two weeks.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Warren ‘Can’t Imagine’ Taking A Job In A Clinton Administration

If Hillary Clinton wins in November, Elizabeth Warren told Jon Keller she “can’t imagine” taking a post in her administration.


Boston Latin School (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Truth Isn’t Always Readily Apparent

Jon says grandstanders who so harshly indicted Boston Latin before we knew the truth could use a little fairness training.


Bob Davidson. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Fight Back Against Social Sewage

A baseball umpire who ejected a fan for vulgar language is sending us a message – we can fight back against unacceptable speech too.


A couch rests among pollution along the edge of Guanabara Bay, the venue for the Olympic sailing, on August 2, 2016 in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Rio Olympics A Reminder Of What Boston Avoided

The real virus infecting these Games is the arrogance and greed that permeates Olympic management.



Keller @ Large: Flossing Is Good For You, Chew On That Researchers

Now the researchers say flossing is no good for you? Are you kidding me?


Donald Trump. (Photo by Joe Mahoney/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Sometimes It’s Better To Stay Silent

Lincoln said it best: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”


Balloons fall at the end of the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia. (Photo credit PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Enduring An Avalanche Of Spin

The last two weeks seemed to reinforce why so many of us feel that our political elites just don’t get it.


Donald Trump (Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) and Hillary Clinton (Photo credit LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Lessons From The Conventions

What did we learn from our fortnight of political rhetoric?


Hillary Clinton. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What Hillary Clinton Should Do

Tonight it’s Hillary Clinton’s big chance to shake up a race that’s at risk of being stolen away by Donald Trump.




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