Jon Favreau has been named to serve in President Barack Obama's White House as Director of Speechwriting. Previously, he was the chief speechwriter for Obama's 2008 campaign for President of the United States.
Favreau joined Senator John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign after graduating from Holy Cross in 2003 as the valedictorian. Obama communications aide Robert Gibbs, who had worked for Kerry's campaign, recommended his former colleague Favreau to Obama as an excellent writer. In 2005, Favreau began working for Barack Obama in his U.S. Senate office, before joining Obama's presidential campaign as chief speechwriter in 2007.more » « less