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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: 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

Mark Fisher. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Governor Hopeful: GOP Offered $1 Million Bribe To Quit Race

Tea party-affiliated candidate Mark Fisher is claiming state GOP committee members tried to bribe him with $1 million to drop his campaign for governor.

05/08/2014

Suffolk Downs. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Casino With Racing The Better Bet?

Could it be that the surprise turnout at Suffolk is a sign that a casino with racing might be a better economic bet for us?

05/08/2014

Mark Fisher. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Mass. GOP Needs To Clean Up Act Fast

Massachusetts Republicans need to clean up their act fast, or risk undermining their core claim to power.

05/07/2014

Donald Trump. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Enmity Can Be Your Richest Reward

If you want to become a political reporter, it’s probably best if you don’t care about being popular.

05/06/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel May 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: White House Correspondents Dinner Not Worth Celebrating

Mark Leibovich is right on point with his description of the entire weekend as “an abomination.”

05/05/2014

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