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.

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Battle Over Values

It’s getting testy between erstwhile anger buddies Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.


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Keller @ Large: Hey Twitter, Keep It Short

Jon says stick with the 140-character limit, Twitter.


President Obama at State of the Union Address (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Obama’s Final SOTU Address

If you hadn’t been paying attention since 2008 you could have gotten a feel for the Obama years from this speech alone.


President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2015. (Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: State Of The Union Address – Who Cares?

This speech will be more of the same, and every last person in the hall shares a piece of the blame.


David Bowie. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: The High Value Of Privacy

Jon says we could learn something from the high value one of the world’s most public men placed on privacy.


Adam Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals argues a call with referee John Parry in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: You Have To Earn Respect

Jon says if you want respect, you have to earn it.


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Keller @ Large: Do You Really Want To Win Powerball?

It might be worthwhile to ask yourself a question – do I even want to win it?


Donald Trump in Lowell (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Trump Gets Down And Dirty

What are sexting former Congressman Anthony Weiner and alleged serial molester Bill Cosby doing in a presidential campaign ad?


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Keller @ Large: Every Candidate Should Address This Issue

Jon would like to suggest an issue that every candidate should be challenged to address.


Donald Trump plays golf in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on July 10, 2012.  (Photo credit Andy Buchanan/AFP/GettyImages)

Keller @ Large: Sports Honesty Reveals A Candidate’s Character

If a candidate would cheat at golf or lie about their favorite sports team, how can they be trusted to run our country?




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