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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.

Jeffrey Straus (L), President of Countdown Entertainment and co-organizer of Times Square New YearÕs Eve, celebrates as the numerals '17' are lit up in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, December 15, 2016 in New York City. The '17' numerals will be part of the '2017' sign that will light up light up above Times Square at midnight on December 31 to ring in the new year. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What Constitutes A Happy 2017?

What will having a happy 2017 really mean? For Jon Keller, several things:



Keller @ Large: Reducing The Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

As wonderful as the holidays can be, it can also be a difficult time for the 1 in 5 Americans who deal with mental illness.


Former US Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns. (WBZ-TV)

Former US Ambassador Concerned About President-Elect Trump’s Nuclear Comments

He won’t be taking office for another 28 days, but President-elect Donald Trump is already knee-deep in America’s international affairs.


President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chris Kleponis -pool/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Obama’s Greatest Achievements, Biggest Failures

The final report cards on the Obama presidency are going to be pouring in over the next few weeks as we approach its end.



Keller @ Large: To Earn Confidence, You Have To Earn Trust

Which institutions do we have a lot of confidence in, or none at all? Jon looks at what the answers tell us about the importance of trust.


United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Ruling Raises Questions About U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz

Jon says federal prosecutors have a lot of power and an obligation to use it fairly.


The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0. (Image credit: Nike)

Keller @ Large: Do We Really Need $720 Self-Lacing Sneakers?

Do we really need a sneaker that laces itself?


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Keller @ Large: Cold Weather Precautions An Assault On Our Self-Image

Even though we fancy ourselves a hardy breed, the truth is all these precautions are kind of an assault on our self-image.


John McGraw and Rakeem Jones hug in court after the apology. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Sucker-Punch Apology Shows Humility, Humanity

Remember that ugly incident where a Trump supporter sucker-punched a protester at a rally? Jon looks at what happened when these two met again and the opportunity it offers to the president-elect.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Elizabeth Warren Pushes Back On Unprecedented Wave Of Criticism

In a one-on-one interview at the WBZ-TV studios Thursday, Warren pushed back against her critics.




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