Jon Lovett

Jon Lovett is an American screenwriter, speechwriter, and television producer. After working as a speechwriter for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Lovett produced The Newsroom and co-created 1600 Penn.

Guest Appearances

June 20, 2023

Crooked Media’s Jon Lovett is a podcast host, TV writer, former presidential speechwriter… and Survivor superfan?! Who knew!

November 2, 2022

This week, Leslie and Lenny talk politics with the hosts of Pod Save America, Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor.  From protecting Democracy to holding elected officials accountable, Leslie and Lenny discuss it all with the former Obama White House Aides. GO VOTE.

October 3, 2021

Podcast host Jon Lovett sits down with Cameron to discuss the difference between podcasts and other media, being in a relationship with another public figure, and working as a political speech writer sometimes writing speeches that he didn’t necessarily agree with.


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September 28, 2020

Samantha Bee talks to fellow podcaster Jon Lovett about Vote Save America, the newest PlayStation, and everyone’s favorite Miami residents–the Golden Girls.

June 13, 2019

Negin opens the Fake the Nation vault for previously unheard discussions with your podcast best friends such as Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher, Sarah Pappalardo, Jon Lovett, Dan Taberski, and Aaron Jackson.

This episode is sponsored by The Citizenry ( code: FAKE) and StoryWorth (

May 16, 2019

Jon Lovett (Crooked Media) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) join Negin to talk about the tariff war, digital monopolies, and the final season of Game of Thrones. Spoilers for all these subjects, by the way.

This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint ( code: FAKE) and LivingProof ( FAKE).