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.

Quentin Tarantino takes part in a rally against police brutality called 'Rise up October' on October 24, 2015, in New York. (Image credit: CBS News)

Keller @ Large: Tune Out The Noisemakers

It’s time for all sides to tune out the noisemakers, drop the posturing, and stop the cycle of grievance.



Keller @ Large: The Voters Have Spoken

What happened at the polls around here on Tuesday? For starters, a warning to all incumbents – better not get too comfy.


(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why You Need To Vote

Jon says if you don’t vote you’re leaving it up to someone else whose judgement might not be the best.


Jack Lally (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Youth Movement

An 18-year-old is taking on a veteran political activist in Brockton.


The Patriots celebrate after a touchdown against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Foxboro. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Enough Bitter, Jealous Whining

Jon says football isn’t the only part of life where we see this pathology in action.


Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Baker Talks Best, Worst Decisions As Governor

Baker reflects with Jon near the one-year anniversary of his election.


Tom Menino Jr. (WBZ-TV)

Tom Menino’s Legacy Lives On Through His Family

One year after his death, Mayor Tom Menino’s memory and legacy is living on.


Donald Trump speaks while Sen. Marco Rubio (L-R), Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Ted Cruz  look on during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Debate Moderators Deserve Criticism

Jon says what we saw wasn’t really worthy of the candidates or the voters.


Presidential candidates Donald Trump speaks while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeb Bush, and Ben Carson look on during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Status Quo In The GOP Debate

The Republican debate Wednesday night was not a polite affair.


Donald Trump. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Does Donald Trump Have A Second Act?

Jon says Trump appears to have gone as far as he can go with a Don Rickles-style standup act.




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