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.

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

Keller @ Large: Race For Massachusetts Governor Remains Dead Heat

Two polls in a row show the close race between Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker as they make a run at the State House.

09/22/2014

(WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Feedback On Lack Of Media Trust

You provided feedback on a recent poll that shows trust in the media at an all-time low.

09/19/2014

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Keller @ Large: Blame Shared For Lack Of Trust In Press

A new Gallup Poll finds that confidence in the press has reached its all-time low, with only four in ten Americans saying they have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in newspapers, TV and radio reportage.

09/18/2014

Suffolk Downs. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Can Suffolk Downs Be Saved?

Here’s hoping the current owners, or new ones, can come to see Suffolk Downs as a new opportunity.

09/17/2014

The Urban Outfitters Kent State sweatshirt. (Photo from eBay via CBS Miami)

Keller @ Large: Exploiting Tragedy For Profit

It’s become a familiar, recurring element of the pop-culture news cycle – a merchant peddling an item so exploitative and tasteless that “bad taste” isn’t sufficient to describe it.

09/16/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Language The Currency Of Leadership

Don’t patronize us, Mr. Secretary. Americans being killed, our military mobilizing – we know what that is.

09/15/2014

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Keller @ Large: Boston Council President Seeks Hefty Raise For Members

The city council president asked for a 24 percent pay raise for Boston’s councilors.

WBZ-TV–09/12/2014

A woman lays a flower on the September 11 memorial at the Public Garden. (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Lessons Of 9/11 Not Forgotten

After several years of what has seemed to be growing public complacency and waning memories of exactly what that 9/11 was all about, Thursday was a reminder that Americans haven’t forgotten.

09/12/2014

The Democratic Party unity rally in Boston, Sept. 10, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Sick Of Partisanship

I cannot understand why otherwise intelligent folks would put their brains on hold so they can move in lockstep with others in support of a corrosive, divisive ideological contest that promotes distortion and falsehood and shuns compromise and conciliation.

09/11/2014

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Keller @ Large: 85% Of Registered Voters Avoided Primaries

Maybe the most telling voter statement Tuesday was that of the 85-percent of registered voters who didn’t bother to vote.

09/10/2014

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