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.

Tom Menino. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Tom Menino Totally Devoted To Boston

The man I covered for more than two decades was totally devoted to his job and to the well-being of the city’s residents.

10/30/2014

Charlie Baker choking up during Tuesday night’s debate. (Image credit: Boston Media Consortium)

Keller @ Large: The Politics Of Baker’s Emotional Display

The question is, will undecided voters see this episode as a determining factor in their decision?

10/30/2014

Jon Keller with the 5 candidates for Mass. governor - Charlie Baker, Martha Coakley, Evan Falchuk, Scott Lively and Jeff McCormick. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Long Live Debates

I’d like to see more debate in our political culture, both in and out of campaign season, not less.

10/29/2014

(Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Time To Look In The Mirror?

The cycle never ends, because we’re the source of our own anger.

10/28/2014

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What Are You Afraid Of?

A California university asked 1,500 Americans a timely question – what are you afraid of?

10/27/2014

Joe Curtatone and Geoff Diehl. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Question 1 Comes Down To Roads And Revenue

Geoff Diehl and Joe Curtatone debate the merits of Question 1 on the November 4 ballot.

10/26/2014

Tom Menino talks to WBZ-TV's David Wade, Oct. 11, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Mayor Menino, You’re Doing Good

I hear you’re not doing well, but I thought it might cheer you up a bit to hear that you are doing good.

10/24/2014

(File photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What Really Captures Mass Attention

You’ll pay attention when it really matters, but much of what we in the media are feeding you is background noise you can live without.

10/23/2014

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Criticism For President Obama Affects Shaheen In NH Senate Race

Democratic incumbents around the country are being criticized for their support of a president whose job-approval ratings have dropped.

WBZ-TV–10/22/2014

Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley at the WBZ-TV debate, Oct. 7, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Pay Attention To Coakley And Baker

One of these two will be wielding great power over your life come next January.

10/22/2014

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