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.
When the first word that comes to the mind of voters about a president is “idiot,” you know our civility problem is getting worse.
Jon thinks there’s a quick, easy way the president could start to turn the trend around.
A viewer writes to express dismay at all the Aaron Hernandez coverage, and suggests we may be missing the moral of the story.
The air has been thick with comparisons to President Nixon and the Watergate meltdown since Tuesday night’s firing of the FBI director by President Trump.
As we honor what would have been John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, let’s recall one of his great legacies – the growth of volunteerism and why it still matters.
Jon is going to be calling the American Health Care Act, Trumpcare, after the president who is arguably the most prominent advocate for it.
Here’s why should you care about the whole Russian election meddling story.
Are you ready to pay higher taxes even though chances are you haven’t been getting fat raises?
Wasteful spending in the state’s massive health care programs has become a major focus of the state auditor’s office.
Any sign of sober, thoughtful behavior in Washington has been the exception rather than the rule for some time.