Jon Favreau is a co-founder of Crooked Media, and a co-host of the political podcast Pod Save America. Before that, he served as Barack Obama’s head speechwriter from 2005–2013, a role that was more senior and influential than Jon Lovett’s. Since leaving the White House, Favreau has spoken about politics and speechwriting to audiences throughout the world, and written for publications like The Daily Beast and The Ringer. Jon grew up outside of Boston and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross. He now lives in the ideologically diverse bellwether of Los Angeles, California.