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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.

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Keller @ Large: We’re Lucky To Live Here

We’re lucky to live in a place designed on a relatively rational human scale.

05/23/2014

A Veterans Affairs Medical Center. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Small Is Beautiful

You see it in the private sector and the public sector – bigger is rarely better, except for the few who profit from bigness.

05/22/2014

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Keller @ Large: There Is Hope For America

I admit it – when I visit a web site that runs a list of their “most popular” stories, I usually take a look at it.

05/21/2014

Nicolas Guaman in Worcester Superior Court, May 19, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Nicolas Guaman Is A Murderer

Jon says while Nicolas Guaman will now rot in prison for at least 12 years to pay for his crimes, make no mistake, he is a murderer.

05/20/2014

Charlie and Alex Baker. (Image courtesy: Baker campaign-YouTube)

Keller @ Large: Hard Work Ahead For Smart Voters In Governor’s Race

Smart voters of all types are going to have to work hard to screen out the campaign character assassination.

05/16/2014

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Keller @ Large: Beacon Hill Needs To Send Strong Message To Juvenile Killers

Let’s treat the victims of these crimes with the same deference we treat victims of faulty consumer products.

05/15/2014

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Keller @ Large: 11-Day Early Voting A Terrible Idea

Things happen all the time within 11 days of voting day that change the minds of large numbers of voters.

05/14/2014

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Keller @ Large: Money Can’t Buy Happiness

The evidence that big money isn’t all it’s cracked up to be is all around us.

05/13/2014

Steve Crosby. (Photo by Michael Crawford)

Keller @ Large: Potential Conflicts Of Interest Unavoidable?

Appearances do matter, and Steve Crosby’s been sloppy, but those calling for his head should at least tell us – who is out there who could replace him without “potential conflicts” of their own?

05/12/2014

Jon Keller and his dog, Buddy, the wonder Lab. (Photo courtesy: Jon Keller)

Keller @ Large: Thankful For Buddy The Wonder Lab

Researchers say time spent with your pet actually lowers your blood pressure, and I believe it.

05/09/2014

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