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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.

Donald Trump. (Photo credit JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Can Prove Critics Wrong With Apology

It’s one of the first lessons most parents teach their kids – how to say you’re sorry.


Hillary Clinton and President Obama. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Pros And Cons Of Obama Endorsement For Clinton

Jon looks at the potential pros and cons of President Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton.


Harambe and boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo (CBS)

Keller @ Large: Cincinnati Gorilla Incident Exposes Intolerance On All Sides

Jon Keller says the fallout from the incident last weekend where a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was put down to protect a young child who fell into the exhibit stands out as especially disturbing for the sheer intolerance it exposed.


Two teens were killed in this crash in Texas in March 2016. (Image credit: CBS News)

Keller @ Large: Let Teens Know How Distracted Driving Devastates Families

Let your teen know what it would do to you and their other loved ones if they became a driving statistic.


Hillary Clinton at the Westin Waterfront hotel in the  Seaport, June 1, 2016. (WBZ-TV).

Keller @ Large: Hillary Clinton Continues To Squander Opportunities

Hillary Clinton came within TV reach of crucial New Hampshire voters, and didn’t bother to talk to them through the media. Jon says that’s a major campaign failure.


Donald Trump. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Media-Bashing Politicians Usually Have Something To Hide

Jon says when politicians trash the media, it’s usually because we were right on target.


Donald Trump. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Do You Want Blissful Ignorance Or The Truth?

Donald Trump and other politicians love to call the media dishonest, but do we really prefer being kept in the dark the way they like it?


Former Massachusetts governor William Weld on Election Night, Nov. 4, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Bill Weld’s Blown Opportunity

Jon says William Weld had a chance to open some eyes in response to a Donald Trump comment.


David Ouellette and his four-year old daughter, Sloane.  His brother, Brian, a Navy seal, was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. (Photo credit: Carl Stevens - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Keller @ Large: Remember True Meaning Of Memorial Day

Jon has a look at the increasingly forgotten meaning of the holiday.


Presidential candidates Donald Trump (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images) and Bernie Sanders (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump-Sanders And Other Fantasy Debates

While the Trump-Sanders debate will likely never occur, we can certainly speculate about other appealing matchups that might have a better chance of happening.




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