Obama's speechwriter: from intern to top wordsmith - Article Photos 1/1

In this Jan. 8, 2011 photo provided by the White House, from left, senior advisor David Axelrod, speechwriter Cody Keenan, and chief White House speechwriter Jon Favreau, work on President Barack Obama's statement concerning the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, Ariz., at the White House in Washington. When Obama needed a new head speechwriter, he turned to Keenan, a 32-year-old fellow Chicagoan. Favreau, who left in March 2013 after five years as the president's lead wordsmith, brought Keenan into Obama's orbit in the first place, as an unpaid summer intern in 2007. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)