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Fri 1 Mar 2013

Obama's speechwriter Jon Favreau departs White House

  • By Mohammed Sheriff and 1 other
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

President Obama's Director of Speechwriting Jon Favreau leaves the White House, possibly to pursue a career as a screenwriter in Hollywood.

Favreau was appointed as Obama's speechwriter shortly after Obama was first elected to the Senate. In 2009, he was named a White House staff member, as Director of Speechwriting.

Describing Favreau's working relationship with Obama, the US president's advisor David Axelrod said "it's like watching two musicians riff."

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