Jon Lovett is not shy at all about this -- and frankly, I think it's been inspiring and important to have a brilliant gay speechwriter among the other half dozen or so other young future Ted Sorensen's.This is sort of like writing a tribute to Gore Vidal without mentioning that his groundbreaking novel, The City and the Pillar, was a 'gay' novel. Third, the handsome-but-not-gay Tommy Vietor (sorry guys) now needs a roommate.
In 2009, he was named as a White House staff member as Director of Speechwriting.
From 1999 to 2000, he served on the Welfare Solidarity Project, eventually becoming its director.
President Obama's head speechwriter, Jon Favreau, is poised for a big career change.
The speechwriter, who was just 23 when he joined then-Senator Obama’s staff, will leave his job March 1 and is considering pursuing a career writing scripts, the's versatility, saying as a screenwriter he has the ability to write a variety of genres, including comedy, history, drama and suspense.
Although Jon Favreau and Emily Black now call Los Angeles home, they have Washington, D. The couple—he's the cofounder of Crooked Media and cohost of "Pod Save America" and she's an account executive at Sunshine Sachs—met at a D. bar in June 2012, when he was writing speeches for President Obama and she was working on the hill for Senator Sherrod Brown. "We were lucky that a stranger was taking a panoramic video of the Potomac River sunset and happened to capture Jon’s proposal on camera," Emily remembers.
On July 5, 2016, after dinner at their favorite restaurant from their D. days, Jon proposed on the Georgetown waterfront, where they had their first date five years earlier.Word broke today that Barack Obama's funniest speechwriter Jon Lovett -- performing above at the Washington Improv (giving an impeccable impersonation of Arianna Huffington) and who along with lead Obama wordsmith, Jon Favreau, was the genius this year behind President Obama's Trump-stirring White House Correspondent's Dinner speech -- will be leaving DC to write funny stuff for Hollywood. I've been studying Lovett from a safe distance for a while -- and he reminds me of my pal Darren Star who never wrote speeches -- but was from Potomac, Maryland before he began defining for the Beverly Hills and Melrose crowds how they lived better than they could ever tell.Darren, you should meet Lovett quick -- before one of those more humor-needy producers get him.Keep reading to see how Emily and Jon hosted a beautiful backyard bash, complete with plenty of personalized details.The ceremony took place at the bride's family vacation home.Jon attended the College of the Holy Cross, graduating as valedictorian.