Ronan Farrow, son of Mia, will officially be hosting a new series on MSNBC. The 25-year-old has worked for former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He also met with CNN but decided to work with MSNBC.
"Within 20 minutes I just knew that he had a certain presence and confidence," MSNBC president Phil Griffin told The Hollywood Reporter. "He knew what he wanted to say. I just had a sense that the guy could do it. Whatever that thing is that enables people to communicate really well, he had it. We're always trying to evolve the message here and how to get ideas across, and he was an original thinker.. And that's the most important thing."
Farrow joins the MSNBC family, which currently includes Andrea Mitchell, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell in addition to Melissa Harris-Perry. He is well traveled and a Rhodes Scholar, like Maddow, and has extensive work in politics for someone his age.
He has appeared on MSNBC and CNN as a commentator and recently sold his first book, "Pandora's Box: How American Military Aid Creates America's Enemies," which will be published in 2015. Farrow is not expected to debut his show until 2014, and it will be featured in the daytime lineup.
"People are tired of watching the same policies backfire time and time again while being told that this is just the way things are done," Farrow said in a press release about his book. "We need to understand how we got here, and how to change. That's why I'm writing this book. Also, it got too long for a tweet."
Farrow has the same renegade attitude when it comes to his new show.
"I think what people crave is more involvement in the story," Farrow told THR. "There has been a democratization of information. But what they still crave, and what I crave as a TV viewer, is a guide on how people can have agency in the story. And this show is all about empowering people to do that. People want a return to real democracy. They want to respond to these events [in Washington] that there is so much frustration about."