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.
What are we to presume about the operators of these vehicles?
What he says had better be more persuasive than what he’s been saying.
Jon says elections aren’t like choosing a soup.
People are furious with a bureaucracy that runs them in circles and can’t give straight answers despite having months, if not years, to reinvent the wheel.
The end of Gov. Deval Patrick’s term in office and the future of the Commonwealth was just some of the topics Patrick discussed with Jon Keller.
While I won’t shed a tear if this creature is put to death, perhaps it is better that he rot in prison for a few decades, before he rots in hell.
Somewhere in-between these competing visions of reality and economic growth lie the answers we need.
When you drive your own car, it sharpens your ability to plan ahead, to figure out the shortest distance to your destination, or to prioritize a safer route over a quicker one.
We say we want more good people to run for office, but when they do step forward, too many voters are too easily persuadable that they’re bad people.
In a way, he is still delivering the news – news you can use, you might say – in the form of his instructive, uplifting life story.