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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.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Bad Habits That Need To End With This Campaign

What is it that you want to see end along with this campaign from hell?


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shake hands at the end of the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9, 2016. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Words Matter, So Let’s Be More Thoughtful

All of us need to be more thoughtful about what we say and when we say it, not to be politically correct, but to be sane and responsible.


A poster for the new MBTA campaign to crack down on sexual harassment of riders. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Sexual Harassment Of Disabled MBTA Riders Is Appalling

What kind of sick animal takes advantage of a crowded train to violate the space of anyone, let alone a blind person or someone in a wheelchair?


(Credit: Thinkstock)

Keller @ Large: Look At Motives Of Both Sides In Charter School Fight

Check them out, consider their motives, and don’t forget to vote next Tuesday.


Howard Stern. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Celebrity Endorsements Almost Never Work

Jon says celebrity endorsements almost never work.


Philip McCloskey (left), Jonathan Rizzo (middle) and Robert Whitney (right)

Keller @ Large: Victims’ Families Still Waiting For Justice In Sampson Case

Jon says we’re still watching our justice system bend itself into a pretzel shape to protect the rights of their killer.


(Photo credit: Starbucks)

Keller @ Large: Hey Starbucks – We Don’t All Share The Same Values

Jon explains what’s wrong with Starbucks’ sweet but false assertion that we’re a unified nation.


Donna Brazile at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Let’s Hope CNN Learned Its Lesson

Jon says they employ enough actual journalists to get all the analysis they want without it being tainted.


Bill Belichick. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: We Need More Leaders Like Bill Belichick

Jon Keller wishes we had political leaders with the nerve and focus Bill Belichick has.



Keller @ Large: No EZ Pass By Now? That’s Your Fault

I’m happy to call out our government when they’re negligent. But not this time.




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