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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.

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Keller @ Large: Excessive Coverage Of A Story Lacking New Developments

I hope you’ll tolerate a brief, less-than-serious discussion of the extreme speculation that has rushed in to fill the void caused by lack of actual facts.

03/18/2014

Tom Menino talks to reporters, March 16, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: A Message For Tom Menino’s Grandchildren

Menino grandkids, this one is for you.

03/17/2014

Well-wishers welcome Thomas Menino to a Dorchester event. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Menino Upbeat And Determined To Beat Cancer

Former Mayor Thomas Menino told WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller he believes he has the ability to beat cancer.

03/16/2014

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Does DCF Struggle For Much-Needed Resources?

Try this simple exercise: you’re in charge of the state budget. List your top ten spending priorities.

03/14/2014

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Keller @ Large: Questions Should Be Asked Without Restrictions

As someone who makes a living out of asking questions, mark me down as all for the freedom to do so without restriction.

03/12/2014

Umass Amherst students gather at the Blarney Blowout. (Photo by Robert Rizzuto/MassLive.com)

Keller @ Large: UMass Amherst Campus Is Out Of Control

Since we’re talking about kids, some grown-ups might have to step in.

03/11/2014

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Keller @ Large: Extending Bar Closing Times Not A ‘Quality Of Life’ Issue

For all but the party animals who haven’t had enough by 2 a.m., expanded drinking hours are an assault on the general quality of life, not a boost to it.

03/10/2014

Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Official Academy Members screening of 'American Hustle' at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International on December 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Keller @ Large: My Semi-Informed Oscar Picks

With my casual, semi-informed credentials on the table, here are my picks for the big winners Sunday night, definitely not to be used for wagering.

02/28/2014

Mass. Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz. (WBZ-TV)

Polanowicz: 134 Children Under DCF Care Unaccounted For

In an interview with WBZ-TV Thursday, Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz said scores of teens under DCF watch are unaccounted for.

02/27/2014

(Photos courtesy : Wikimedia Commons - Eric Baetscher - Kumar Appaiah)

Keller @ Large: Iconic Massachusetts-Rhode Island Pairings

What iconic Massachusetts pairings can we come up with?

02/27/2014

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