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.

Governor Patrick meets with Governor-elect Charlie Baker in the Governor's Office, Nov. 5, 2014. (Photo credit: Eric Haynes / Governor's Office)

Keller @ Large: Goodwill Honeymoon Is Over

In politics, the goodwill honeymoon usually ends when the door closes on the couple’s hotel suite.

11/06/2014

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Keller @ Large: What We Learned From Election Results

It was a wild election night, but as the dust settles, a few things are clear.

11/05/2014

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Keller @ Large: Don’t Be Part Of The Problem – Vote

It’s a beautiful day out there, perfect for dropping by your local polling place to cast your vote.

11/04/2014

Tom Menino. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Menino ‘A Ready Heart’

As you watch what I’m sure will be a beautiful mass for Mayor Menino Monday, keep in mind his spiritual commitment to values his parents taught him.

11/03/2014

Jim O'Sullivan and Joe Mathieu. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Breaking Down Election Day’s Tight Races

WBZ political analyst Jon Keller sat down with Jim O’Sullivan, a political writer for the Boston Globe, and WBZ NewsRadio 1030 morning news anchor Joe Mathieu.

11/02/2014

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New WBZ-TV-UMass Amherst Poll Shows Coakley, Baker In Dead Heat

A new WBZ/UMass Amherst poll shows the 2014 race for governor is locked in a dead heat.

10/31/2014

Tom Menino. (Photo credit: Tim Kilduff )

Keller @ Large: Tom Menino The Envy Of Every Politician

Commitment, humility, love, and a legacy that should be the envy of every politician in America.

10/31/2014

Boston Mayor Tom Menino. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Tom Menino, Former Boston Mayor, Dies At Age 71

In the beginning, he was just Tommy Menino from Hyde Park, the son of a factory worker, married to a local girl with two young kids.

10/30/2014

Tom Menino. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Tom Menino Totally Devoted To Boston

The man I covered for more than two decades was totally devoted to his job and to the well-being of the city’s residents.

10/30/2014

Charlie Baker choking up during Tuesday night’s debate. (Image credit: Boston Media Consortium)

Keller @ Large: The Politics Of Baker’s Emotional Display

The question is, will undecided voters see this episode as a determining factor in their decision?

10/30/2014

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