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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.

Peter Zuk. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Fear That Boston 2024 Olympics Is Big Dig 2

Until the Olympic boosters deal with the suspicion that this is Big Dig, Part Two, they’re going nowhere, fast.

03/18/2015

(Photo credit: Susan Flaherty)

Keller @ Large: Lessons From The Nightmare Winter Of 2015

Our “historic achievement” won’t mean anything if we don’t remember and learn from the lessons of the nightmare winter of 2015.

03/17/2015

There is a debate over public school food.

Keller @ Large: A Food Fight In Boston Public Schools

There is a debate at Boston Public Schools about school food choices and keeping kids healthy.

WBZ-TV–03/16/2015

(File photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Learn A Lot With A Little Reading

That controversial letter may have been politically obnoxious, but what it said was true.

03/16/2015

Gov. Charlie Baker. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Baker Calls T Offer Of Free Rides ‘Appropriate’

Baker was also asked about his recent shakeup of the state Health Connector Board.

03/15/2015

Outvets marching in a parade (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Symbols Of Progress In South Boston

WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller says the decision to include two gay groups in the St. Patrick’s Day parade is a sign of how much Southie has changed.

03/13/2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in court, March 12, 2015. (Sketch credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Keller @ Large: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Pure Evil

The evidence I see so far suggests he knew exactly what he was doing.

03/13/2015

(Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: MBTA Horror Show A Hint Of What’s Ahead?

Gov. Baker, the legislature, and T managers must get this act together.

03/12/2015

(WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Both Sides Of Boston 2024 Olympics Debate Need To Grow Up

Both sides would do well to pull back and grow up.

03/11/2015

(Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: How To Improve City Hall Plaza

Done properly, this could transform Boston’s worst public space into its best.

03/10/2015

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