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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.

Tim Kaine and Mike Pence debate as moderator Elaine Quijano listens at Longwood University on October 4, 2016 in Farmville, Virginia. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Don’t Pardon The Interruptions

Jon says Mike Pence was smoother than Tim Kaine.


Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Everybody Cheats? Not True

If Donald Trump goes down in flames on Election Day, he will take with him what is left of the reputation of quite a few people who have squandered their credibility in his service.


The banner outside Fenway Park this weekend. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: David Ortiz – Most Memorable Boston Athlete Ever

Why are Bostonians so head over heels in love with David Ortiz? It’s about much more than what he did on the field.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Elizabeth Warren Needs To Work On Her Local Image

Jon says the WBZ-UMass poll suggests Elizabeth Warren’s local image needs some tweaking.


Rep. Joe Kennedy (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for 'Food Chains'), Gov. Charlie Baker (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WBZ-UMass Poll: Baker Still Popular, Kennedy Has Clout, Warnings For Warren

Who’s the most popular politician in Massachusetts?


Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden. (WBZ-TV)

WBZ-UMass Poll: Voters Favor More Charter Schools, But Many Still Undecided

A closer look inside the poll suggests the final outcome may well be linked to voter turnout in this presidential election year.


President Barack Obama watches first lady Michelle Obama embrace former president George Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, while participating in the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Friendships Over Politics

Imagine that – two political foes, one having run on a platform shredding the record of the other, finding their common humanity and becoming friends.


Canada Goose in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: How To Stop Unsanitary Barrage Of Geese

We’ve got a goose problem we can’t seem to get rid of. Jon has some creative ideas to stop their unsanitary barrage.


(Photo credit  ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Superhero Costumes Next Target Of PC Police?

According to the National Retail Federation, superheroes are the most popular kids’ Halloween attire.


(Image credit: Oscar Siagian/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Good Times, Bad Times Or Something In Between?

Are these the best of times, the worst of times, or something in between? Why that question is crucial to the election outcome.




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