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.

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Keller @ Large: Why Money Isn’t Everything

Don’t tell me the Kardashians are not a story.

12/31/2014

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Keller @ Large: Best Moments In Life Don’t Live Online

The geniuses at Facebook are once again issuing a public apology for an intrusive, tone-deaf gaffe.

12/30/2014

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Keller @ Large: Lawmakers Scrap Casino ATM Ban

ATMs and casinos can be a dangerous mix for gamblers, but a last-minute change on Beacon Hill is putting the two together.

12/29/2014

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Keller @ Large: New Year’s Resolutions For The Media

For those of us in the news business, there is a long list of things we could and should resolve to do better in the new year.

12/29/2014

Keller @ Large guests Joe Mathieu and Jim O'Sullivan.

Keller @ Large: 2014 Political Stars And Duds

WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller sat down with WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu and The Boston Globe’s Jim O’Sullivan to review the year in politics.

12/28/2014

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. (Photos by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images and Mike Coppola/Getty Images for RFK Ripple Of Hope)

Keller @ Large: How Much Will Voters Value Experience In Presidential Race?

Jon Keller wonders what the electorate will think if Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are the major-party presidential nominees.

12/26/2014

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Keller @ Large: ‘Yes, Virginia,’ Lives On

Don’t let anyone tell you Santa isn’t behind those Christmas gifts, Keller says.

12/25/2014

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Keller @ Large: Time To Rein In Online Harassment

Keller hopes online harassers will go the way of smokers.

12/24/2014

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Keller @ Large: Try Self-Censorship In 2015

Looking for a New Year’s resolution that’s realistic and might save your job one day? Stifle yourself.

12/23/2014

A memorial for NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.  (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Real Enemy Is Ignorance

No one with an ounce of intelligence and integrity wants police, law-abiding citizens, or even petty criminals to be harmed.

12/22/2014

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