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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.

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Keller @ Large: Government Incompetence May Be Public Enemy Number 1

Who’s responsible for the deep-seated anger at Washington that fueled the rise of both Donald Trump on the right and Bernie Sanders on the left?


Rep. Katherine Clark and Rep. John Lewis during the House sit-in,  June 22, 2016. (Photo credit: Katherine Clark - Twitter)

Keller @ Large: Will Gun Control Sit-In Be A Turning Point?

Will an old-fashioned sit-in to break the logjam over gun control work?


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Keller @ Large: Grateful For My Neighbors

A pitiful story makes Jon grateful for his neighbors.


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Keller @ Large: Does The Money Race Matter?

Donald Trump is losing the money race, badly. But does that really matter?


FBI Special Agent In Charge Ron Hopper explains to reporters why some of the Orlando 911 call transcripts were redacted June 20, 2016. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Government Censorship Getting Worse

Just give it to us straight, whether its about weapons of mass destruction, rogue police violence, or who wants to slaughter us.


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Keller @ Large: Be Careful What You Wish For

Jon says you might want to be careful what you wish for when playing the lottery.



Keller @ Large: Ugliness Behind The Wheel

Jon saw a lot of ugliness behind the wheel on the Massachusetts Turnpike.


Immigration lawyer Marisa DeFranco (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Lawyer Calls For 6-Month Halt To Immigration

The Orlando killer may have been born in the United States, but last weekend’s massacre has put immigration issues front and center once again.


This February 4, 2013 photo illustration in Manassas, Virginia, shows a Remington 20-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a Colt .45 semi-auto handgun, a Walther PK380 semi-auto handgun and various ammunition clips with a copy of the US Constitution on top of the American flag.  (Photo credit KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Real Gun Control Will Require Risk, Expense, Compromise

Serious gun control will require a difficult, politically risky deal that includes expense and compromise.


Hillary Clinton (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) and Donald Trump. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Do You Care About The Facts?

Fact-checkers all over the world are wondering: do voters even care what the facts are anymore?




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