About Special Guest Jon Favreau!
Jon Favreau is a political commentator and the former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama.
Favreau attended the College of the Holy Cross, graduating as valedictorian. In college, he accumulated scholastic honors, and took part in and directed community and civic programs. After graduation, he went to work for the John Kerry presidential campaign in 2004, working to collect talk radio news for the campaign and was promoted to the role of Deputy Speechwriter. While working for the Kerry campaign, he first met Barack Obama.
In 2005, Obama's communications directorRobert Gibbs recommended Favreau to Obama as a speechwriter. Favreau was hired as Obama's speechwriter shortly after Obama's election to the United States Senate. Obama and Favreau grew close, and Obama referred to him as his "mind reader". He went on the campaign trail with Obama during his successfulpresidential election campaign. In 2009, he was named as a White House staff member as Director of Speechwriting. Since January 2017 he has co-hosted the political podcast Pod Save America.
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