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Jon Lovett Biography
Jon Lovett born Jonathan Ira Lovett is an American screenwriter, speechwriter, television producer, and pod-caster. He has worked as a speech and joke writer for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Jon also co-created the NBC White House sitcom 1600 Penn, and served as a writer and producer on the third season of HBO’s The Newsroom. He is a founder of Crooked Media and currently hosts the podcasts Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It.
Jon Lovett Age
Jon was born on August 17, 1982 in Woodbury, Long Island. He is 32 years old as of 2018.
Jon Lovett Height
Jon stands at a height of around 1.77 meters (5′ 10”) and belongs to a white ethnicity.
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Jon was born to a Reform Jewish family in Woodbury, Long Island. His family operated a box factory started by his grandfather. He went to Syosset High School. Jon in 2004 he graduated from Williams College with a degree in math. His senior thesis, Rotating Linkages in a Normed Plane, led to a publication in American Mathematical Monthly. He was also the 2004 Williams College Class Speaker at his commencement. He spent a year working as a stand-up comic in New York after graduation.
Jon Lovett Gay
Jon is gay. His partner is journalist Ronan Farrow.
Jon Lovett Podcast
Shortly after the November 2016 election, Lovett, Favreau and Vietor founded their own company, Crooked Media, and launched a new podcast, Pod Save America. Jon began hosting Lovett or Leave It in March 2017, a panel show podcast from Crooked Media, recorded in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. Jon and Crooked Media have embarked on national and international tours featuring live versions of Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It.
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Jon volunteered for John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004 . The statement he was asked to write for the candidate, and his work led to an offer of a writing internship. He then briefly worked in Jon Corzine’s Senate office. In 2005 he was hired to assist Sarah Hurwitz as a speechwriter for then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and he continued to write speeches for her through her 2008 presidential campaign.
After Clinton lost the 2008 Democratic primary contest, Jon won an anonymous contest to write speeches for President Barack Obama in the White House. He wrote speeches in the Obama administration for three years, working closely with Jon Favreau and David Axelrod. Notable speeches that he wrote include policy speeches on financial reform and don’t ask, don’t tell, as well as remarks at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Jon officiated the first same-sex marriage in the White House, secretly and counter to the policy of the Obama administration.
Before Barack Obama ran for re-election, Jon moved to California to become a screenwriter. He collaborated with Josh Gad and Jason Winer on 1600 Penn, of which Jon was a co-creator, executive producer, and writer from 2012 until 2013. He then worked as a writer, producer, and advisor on season three of HBO’s The Newsroom.
From March 2016, Jon co-hosted The Ringer’s political podcast Keepin’ it 1600 with former fellow Obama staffers Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor.
Jon Lovett Net Worth
Jon received remarkable earnings as a co-creator of 1600 Penn from 2012-2013. He has generated a profitable wealth for his work as a writer and producer of the HBO show, The Newsroom in 2014. He received promising paychecks from podcasts like Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It in 2. However he has not disclosed his estimated net worth.