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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.

Scientists announce that the Doomsday clock is moving closer to midnight. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Doomsday? Don’t Worry… Too Much

The group behind the doomsday clock claims we just moved closer to nuclear war. Jon says that may be just a bit over the top.


A protester argues with a supporter of Donald Trump outside Trump Tower in New York City after midnight on election day November 9, 2016. (Photo credit DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Are People Blindly Faithful To Political Parties?

Why would you accept ridiculous ideas and candidates just because they come from your party, or reflexively shun good ones because they come from the other side?


Massachusetts State House (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Misplaced Priorities On Beacon Hill

Eighteen million dollars in raises for pols and judges while families with severely-ill kids get table scraps? Jon explains what’s wrong with this picture.


Gov. Charlie Baker (Photo Credit:  Alastair Pike) and President Donald Trump (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Baker Should Be Trump’s Role Model

Mr. President, turn off cable news for five minutes and take a good, long look at how Charlie Baker handles himself.


Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges in "Manchester by the Sea" (Photo credit: Claire Folger, Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

Keller @ Large: What Oscar Nominations Say About Us

The Academy Award nominations for best picture are out, and as usual, they tell us something about who and where we are.


President Donald Trump and his son Barron. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: A Reminder Of What’s Intolerable

Here are a few guidelines to what’s intolerable that it really shouldn’t be necessary to remind people of.


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the daily press briefing January 23, 2017. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Focus On Real Issues That Affect Real People

Who really cares how many people saw the Trump inaugural? Jon explains why we’d like to see the focus shift to real issues that affect real people.


Jim Nantz interviews Tom Brady as Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick look on after the Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the AFC Championship January 22, 2017. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Unmatched Discipline Key To Patriots’ Winning Culture

Unparallelled discipline seems to be a key part of the Patriots’ winning culture.


President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keller: No Sign Of Retreat In Trump’s Inaugural Address

There was little difference – in tone or content – between this speech and his candidacy announcement in June 2015.


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.  (Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Have Some Faith In Our Democracy

It’s worth remembering that very little of the hysteria that greeted the Obama era proved to be valid, and the same is likely to be true of the Trump era.




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