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.

Andrew Harrison at the post game press conference after Kentucky lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why We Value Class

The reason we value class is it reflects on an inner character that no amount of money can buy.

04/06/2015

Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack On MBTA Woes

Pollack said the MBTA needs to do a better job of communicating with other cities

04/05/2015

Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Secretary Pollack Promises Changes At The MBTA

Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack promises changes within the MBTA and Commuter Rail systems.

WBZ-TV–04/03/2015

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Keller @ Large: The Disturbing Case At Bridgewater State

It’s always troubling when people in charge of protecting children from predators fail to do so.

04/03/2015

Rush hour traffic on the Southeast Expressway. (Photo by Mary Blake-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Keller @ Large: Crowding Means Taxes Going Up

Let’s put it this way, your taxes are going up over the next 20 years, and not incrementally.

04/02/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Image Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Keller @ Large: Death Penalty For Boston Marathon Bomber

After following the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Jon Keller has changed my mind.

04/01/2015

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Keller @ Large: Changes Needed To Fix Troubled MBTA

“Nobody knew what the hell was going on,” Thomas Murray, president of the union representing commuter rail workers, said when discussing the recent rail and mechanical problems.

03/31/2015

Workers tried to de-ice a stuck train in North Beverly, February 13, 2015. (Photo credit: cdelisi)

Keller @ Large: Complacency And Arrogance Has To Stop

This is a big problem here in our beloved state, complacency and arrogance.

03/31/2015

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate opens to the public on March 31, 2015, next to the JFK Presidential Library on Columbia Point. It features a replica of Senator Kennedy’s office, interactive experiences, and a full-scale recreation of the Senate chamber. (Photo by Peter Wilson/WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Good News, Bad News About Kennedy Institute

I have good news and bad news about the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate.

03/30/2015

Route 3. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Route 3 Tolls A Big Idea

They want to turn one lane in each direction on Route 3 into a dedicated toll lane, as a “solution” to the legendary traffic jams there.

03/27/2015

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