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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.

Bob Lobel with Bobby Orr, Ted Williams, Larry Bird and Bob Neumeier (Photo credit: Joe Giza-WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Boston’s Mount Rushmore Of Sports

Who should be memorialized up on our Mount Rushmore of local sports? Let’s get the argument started.


Barney Frank. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Barney Frank Is A Big Troll

Jon says former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is one of the bigger trolls of our time.


The Rhode Island tourism video showed a skateboarder in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Image credit: YouTube)

Keller @ Large: Rhode Island Tourism Video Uses Shot Of Iceland

The state of Rhode Island wants you to come visit. So why are they promoting video of Iceland?


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign rally at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel on March 30, 2016 in Appleton, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump On Abortion – Oops!

Donald Trump, seemingly unaware he’d just dug himself into a political hole, kept right on shoveling.


Hillary Clinton (Photo credit MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images) and Donald Trump (Photo credit MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images).

Keller @ Large: Do Really We Care If Politicians Lie To Us?

It’s now legal for political candidates to lie to the voters in Ohio. But is it something we really object to?


Donald Trump takes part in a town hall event March 29, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Is Bringing Himself Down

What is the message he’s sending these days?


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign rally on March 29, 2016 in Janesville, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Back On The Stump

The battery charges in Florida against Trump’s campaign manager is unfortunately timed for the campaign.


UConn head coach Geno Auriemma during the NCAA Women's  National Championship  on April 7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Dan Shaughnessy Is Wrong

Is the dominance of the UConn women hurting women’s college basketball? Dan Shaugnessy says yes, but Jon Keller says no.


(Image credit: CBS News)

Keller @ Large: Poor Showing By FBI And Apple

I’ve got a news bulletin for both parties – your credibility is shot, and you’ve got your work cut out for you to restore it.


Arizona Sen. John McCain speaks to the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 during the Republican National Convention. (Photo credit MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)

Keller @ Large: Where Guns Can’t Go

An online petition to lift the ban on guns at the upcoming Republican National Convention certainly has people talking.




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