Amidst much recent gossip over his paternity, Ronan Farrow‘s hoping to shift focus on his life by joining MSNBC as the host of a weekday afternoon show beginning in early 2014 that will shine a spotlight on youthful activism.
“This is a new generation of news show for a new, more engaged generation of viewers,” he said in a statement. “It’s a show about why the news matters to you — and what you can do to be a part of the story.”
At just 25, Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (or possibly Frank Sinatra, as recently teased), has quite an impressive resume. The Yale law grad served as a foreign policy official in the first Obama administration, founded the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues and has served as adviser to youth on the Nigerian AIDS epidemic, Angola and Darfur.
“Ronan has established himself as a provocative, independent journalist capable of challenging people’s assumptions and empowering audiences,” MSNBC chief Phil Griffin said in a statement announcing the hire. “His show will be a game changer for MSNBC, representing a fresh approach to how we deliver news.”
Farrow added: “I’m excited to shake up people’s expectations for cable news. And to get a ton of Twitter followers.”
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