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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.

Jack Williams. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Jack Williams A Friend, Booster And Mentor

From the first day I came to WBZ, Jack Williams has been a friend, booster, and whether he knew it or not, a mentor.

08/19/2014

Demonstrators protesting Michael Brown's murder yell at Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Can’t Explain Ferguson Mess

Serious stories like this shouldn’t be just another round of fodder for bigots, leeches and exploiters.

08/18/2014

Republican candidates for Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher took part in a roundtable discussion of issues on Keller @ Large. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: GOP Candidates For Governor Take Part In WBZ-TV Roundtable

WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller moderated a roundtable discussion between the two Republican candidates for Mass. governor, Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher.

08/17/2014

Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Baker, Fisher Show Sharp Differences In WBZ-TV Roundtable

The two Republican candidates for governor of Massachusetts met in their first televised encounter Friday at WBZ-TV, just 24 days before the primary election.

08/15/2014

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Keller @ Large: We Need And Appreciate Professional Police

No serious person doesn’t appreciate what honest cops do for us. Without them and the risks they take, the bad guys would have a field day.

08/15/2014

The Market Basket in Reading, July 24, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Both Arthurs Fail To Show Simple Respect In Market Basket Mess

Very few things in life are explainable in simple black and white terms, and boy is that ever true of the whole Market Basket fiasco.

08/14/2014

Hillary Clinton and President Obama. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Do They Feel Your Pain?

I feel your pain. But do our political leaders?

08/13/2014

(Photo by Ted Aljibe/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Drivers Oblivious To Green Lights Deserve Contempt Not Courtesy

A listener writes in with an excellent question: “How long do you wait for the driver in front of you to react to a green light before giving them a ‘courtesy’ honk?”

08/12/2014

Casinos proposed in Mass.: Wynn Casino in Everett (L) and Mohegan Sun in Revere (R).

Keller @ Large: Architects Grade Boston-Area Casino Proposals

One of the two casinos proposed for the Boston area is getting a big ‘thumbs down’ from critics.

08/11/2014

President Barack Obama and Ahmad Rashad on the first green at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Healey-Pool/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Sometimes Golfers Just Want To Golf

Why don’t we set aside our political differences for a moment and unite in a warm Massachusetts welcome for President Obama and his family as they vacation here in our New England paradise.

08/11/2014

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