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.

A protester in front of riot police minutes before a mandatory, city-wide curfew of 10 p.m. near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire during rioting in Baltimore, April 27, 2015.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Key Figures In Baltimore Fiasco Are Insane

It’s the handiwork of people who insist on making the same mistakes over and over.

04/29/2015

(Photo credit PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Don’t Supposedly Smart People Get It?

Have you ever wondered how it is that people who are supposed to be the smartest among us are sometimes…not?

04/28/2015

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Image Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Keller @ Large: Jury Fully Understands Boston Marathon Bomber

Jon finds it unlikely the jury will easily swallow a sob story from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys.

04/27/2015

(WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Longest-Serving Massachusetts Mayor

Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn was first elected in 1988, when former President Ronald Reagan was still in office.

04/26/2015

President Barack Obama, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft at the White House April 23, 2015. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: DeflateGate – What’s Taking So Long?

Jon says it’s time for the NFL to at least make us square with the president.

04/24/2015

Aerial view of proposed Olympic Stadium. (Image from Boston 2024)

Keller @ Large: We Want Detailed Boston 2024 Olympics Plan

Jon says, “You’ve had plenty of time, Olympic Lotharios. Now it’s time to put up, or shut up.”

04/23/2015

Gov. Charlie Baker at opening day of West Roxbury's Little League, April 18, 2015. (Photo credit: Governor's Office)

Keller @ Large: New Poll Shows Huge Support For Charlie Baker

As Governor Charlie Baker passes the 100-day mark of his first term and moves to consolidate control over the MBTA, he has the force of public opinion at his back, according to a poll released Wednesday.

04/22/2015

(WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: We Are A Culture Of Complainers

When the snow is gone and the weather is fine and you’ve finally paid off your taxes, this is still a pretty decent place to live.

04/22/2015

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What’s Your Idea For A State Slogan?

Is Massachusetts ready for a new state slogan? Jon Keller would like to hear your ideas.

04/21/2015

Hillary Clinton speaks to employees of Whitney Brothers, April 20, 2015 in Keene, New Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Hillary Clinton Saying As Little As Possible

Hillary Clinton, like front runners of both parties before her, wants to go as far as she can saying as little as possible.

04/21/2015

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