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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.

A Bernie Sanders supporter at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Good Old Days Weren’t This Bad

Jon says it’s hard to believe they weren’t better than the dumpster fire we’re living through now.


Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention  July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia.
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Bernie Sanders, The Unlikely Savior

Jon says an unlikely savior emerged at the Democratic National Convention.


Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine at a campaign rally on July 23, 2016 in Miami. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Clinton Should Explain How She’ll Govern

Jon says she should explain, clearly and convincingly, how she would govern, differently from Trump and Obama.


Donald Trump (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) and Ronald Reagan. (1980 Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Another Reagan? Not According To Speeches

Trump fans say he’s another Reagan in the making. Jon Keller put that claim to the test by comparing their acceptance speeches.


Ted Cruz speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016.  (Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Lessons Of Loyalty And Honesty

There are some real teachable moments at the Republican Convention.


Al Baldasaro with Donald Trump at a news conference on May 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Trump Delegate Crossed The Line Saying Hillary Clinton Should Be Shot

Even in bloodthirsty campaigns, there are limits, and the New Hampshire politician who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot just blew right past them.


Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany speaks to delegates at the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo credit  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Candidates’ Families Not Relevant

I want to know what a candidate is going to do to improve my family’s life, and that of other families in need.


Donald Trump is seen speaking on a screen from New York City, on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: How Donald Trump Did It

Jon Keller takes a look at how Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president.


A dancing delegate at the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Bad Delegate Dancing Can Be Inspiring

Jon says the most compelling moments on night one of the Republican Convention may have been provided by the delegates.


Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. (Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Donald Trump’s Campaign Has Stalled

Successful “outsider” candidacies usually improve as the campaign progresses. This one feels stalled.




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