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.
There’s a special place in purgatory for people who are supposed to be watching out for our kids, but instead are just interested in their own selfish interests.
Jon says the way Mark Zuckerberg has run Facebook has modeled greed and carelessness.
A security guard shared an ignorant thought with Olympian Aly Raisman, and she shared it with the world in a tweetstorm. Jon says they both should have kept their thoughts to themselves.
Two Senators are trying to create a law that would force the president to seek more approval from Congress before using military force.
One of my favorite quotes is from the Spanish philosopher George Santayana, who wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
We live surrounded by water, and all too often it becomes a grave for young alcohol abusers.
It will tell you all you need to know about who are leaders really are and what they’re really thinking.
Losers. It’s a word that echoed across the internet Tuesday, with two contrasting reactions.
If everyone took their personal debt to decency more seriously, the world might be a better place,
Please, folks, keep moving.