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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.

An artist's rendering of the proposed Brockton casino. (Credit:  (Mass Gaming and Entertainment))

Keller @ Large: Gaming Commission’s Bad Decision Hurts Brockton

Jon has a question for the state Gaming Commission – what on earth do they think they’re doing?


Catherine Greig at her sentencing April 28, 2016. (Sketch by Jane Flavell Collins)

Keller @ Large: Bulger Girlfriend’s Repulsive Denial Of Reality

Jon says Catherine Greig should spend her extra prison time contemplating her repulsive denial of reality.


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

Keller @ Large: Casual Sexism Won’t Help Trump

Did Donald Trump shoot himself in the foot with his dismissal of Hillary Clinton as having “nothing going on” except her gender?


(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Who Do You Trust?

Without trust, how can you have confidence in someone, or even take them seriously?



Keller @ Large: Here’s How We Can Improve Traffic

Is local traffic getting worse and worse? You bet it is, and Jon has a radical idea on what to do about it.


Hillary Clinton (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) and Donald Trump. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What The Primaries Told Us

It seems as good a time as any to reflect on what message the two parties are sending with their choices.


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

Keller @ Large: Who Won’t Be Vice President

Here are some people who almost surely will NOT be on the ticket come November.


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Keller @ Large: NFL Doesn’t Care About Right And Wrong

The NFL’s efforts to hold teams and players accountable for their behavior seems like a very subjective endeavor.


George Clooney (R) and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian lay flovers at the Genocide Memorial in Yerevan on April 24, 2016. (Photo credit KAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: You Must Admit Having A Problem Before You Solve It

Jon applauds George Clooney’s role in marking the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide.


Prince at the Miami Beach Convention Center on February 1, 2007. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Prince Had A Difficult Life

Would you trade your life for his if you could?




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