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.
The group behind the doomsday clock claims we just moved closer to nuclear war. Jon says that may be just a bit over the top.
Why would you accept ridiculous ideas and candidates just because they come from your party, or reflexively shun good ones because they come from the other side?
Eighteen million dollars in raises for pols and judges while families with severely-ill kids get table scraps? Jon explains what’s wrong with this picture.
Mr. President, turn off cable news for five minutes and take a good, long look at how Charlie Baker handles himself.
The Academy Award nominations for best picture are out, and as usual, they tell us something about who and where we are.
Here are a few guidelines to what’s intolerable that it really shouldn’t be necessary to remind people of.
Who really cares how many people saw the Trump inaugural? Jon explains why we’d like to see the focus shift to real issues that affect real people.
Unparallelled discipline seems to be a key part of the Patriots’ winning culture.
There was little difference – in tone or content – between this speech and his candidacy announcement in June 2015.
It’s worth remembering that very little of the hysteria that greeted the Obama era proved to be valid, and the same is likely to be true of the Trump era.