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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.

House vote on pay raise bill (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Will Pay Raise Vote Come Back To Haunt Legislators?

It’s a done deal. Eighteen million dollars worth of pay raises for legislators, judicial branch officials and constitutional officers are in the pipeline.

02/02/2017

President Donald Trump  with Congressional leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (L) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (2nd L), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (R) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on January 23, 2017 at the White House. (Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: It’s Time For Leaders To Act Like Grown-Ups

Yes, it isn’t easy being a grown-up. And it’s a challenge that is proving too much for just about everybody in Washington right now.

02/02/2017

The four house division chairs will see their pay jump by nearly 27-percent to more than $107,000 a year. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Some Legislators Deserve Pay Hike, Some Don’t

Today’s the day state legislators seal the deal on their big pay hikes. Why some may deserve it, while others – not so much.

02/02/2017

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

Lawmakers Set To Receive Pay Raise, But Do They Deserve It?

There is no sign of any significant erosion in the veto-proof margins by which the raises were approved last week in both branches.

02/01/2017

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: What’s Wrong With Our Politics?

If you thought there was a chance the two parties might work together in Washington, better think again. Jon looks at the core of the problem.

02/01/2017

A copy of George Orwell's novel '1984.' (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Controlling The Language Of The News

He who controls the language of the news controls its meaning, and can twist that to their own ends.

02/01/2017

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Let The Patriot Haters Hate

So let the haters hate. I prefer to kick back and enjoy it as the winners continue to win.

01/31/2017

President Donald Trump. (Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Campaign Is Over, Time To Start Governing

Jon says the refugee ban fiasco teaches us and, hopefully, the White House an important lesson – the campaign is over, and it’s time to start governing.

01/31/2017

People gather in Copley Square to protest the  immigration ban enacted by President Trump on January 29, 2017 in Boston. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Burned By Carelessly Meddling With Immigration

Potential allies are now furious with the Trump administration.

01/30/2017

Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to President Donald Trump. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Is A Fool

Jon says let’s analyze this trash piece by piece.

01/27/2017

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