Jon Favreau, the former speechwriter for President Obama, is joining The Daily Beast. According to a note from Tina Brown, Favreau will join the site as a bi-weekly columnist.
Favreau left the Obama administration earlier this month. He got his start in politics writing speeches for John Kerry.
Below is Brown’s full memo.
I am thrilled to announce that President Obama’s former director of speechwriting Jon Favreau is joining The Daily Beast as a bi-weekly columnist. It’s wonderful to have his combination of writing talent and sophisticated insight as commentary on the political scene.
Says Jon, “I’m excited to join the talented variety of writers and political observers who contribute to The Daily Beast, and hope I can add a new perspective from time to time based on the experiences I’ve had over the last several years.”
Please join me in welcoming him to The Daily Beast!