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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.

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Keller @ Large: Iconic Massachusetts-Rhode Island Pairings

What iconic Massachusetts pairings can we come up with?

02/27/2014

Artist rendering of proposed Mohegan Sun casino in Revere. (Mohegan Sun Photo)

Keller @ Large: Casino Debate Has Real Meaning

Over the next few months, casinos and slots are going to become much more than just a sketch and a distant promise.

02/26/2014

Deval Patrick. (Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Pros, Cons Of Patrick Running For National Office

Gov. Deval Patrick says he may be interested in being a candidate for national office some time in the future, and who can blame him?

02/25/2014

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Keller @ Large: House Speaker Robert DeLeo

The future of casinos in Massachusetts, health care and 2014 race for governor, were just some of the topics House Speaker Robert DeLeo discussed with Jon Keller.

02/23/2014

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

Keller @ Large: Gaming Commission Racking Up Big Bills

Costly airfares, luxury hotels and expensive meals out on the town; the cost of the state’s Gaming Commission is adding up.

02/21/2014

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Keller @ Large: February School Vacation Week Can Be A Cruel Joke

But is there anyone outside the ski industry who will really mourn the end of the vacation week almost no one wants?

02/21/2014

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Keller @ Large: No Expiration Date On Fenway Park

Scrapping Fenway, even 30 years from now? Insanity.

02/20/2014

Snow on roof of car. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Clear Snow Off Car Or Get A Ticket

Signs along highways warn drivers to clean off their vehicles, but as Jon Keller found out, it’s something many people ignore.

02/19/2014

From 2011, Transportation secretary Jeffrey Mullan points at the corroded mount of a light fixture that fell apart February in a Big Dig tunnel.  Highway supervisor Helmut Ernst and highway administrator Frank Tramontozzi stand next to him. (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Washington Pols Have Lessons To Learn From Boston’s Big Dig

The pols in DC would do well to learn from the Big Dig, and avoid making a bad situation much, much worse.

02/19/2014

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Keller @ Large: What People Really Care About

A new poll shows most people care about unemployment and jobs, the economy in general, and the cost of health care.

02/18/2014

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