Ronan Farrow, Mia Farrow's 25-Year-Old Son, To Host MSNBC Show

Celebrity News Oct. 16, 2013 AT 7:40PM
Ronan Farrow on September 17, 2013 in New York City.  Credit: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic

Ronan Farrow's on fire!

MSNBC announced Wednesday that it has hired Mia Farrow's 25-year-old son to host a weekday program beginning early next year.

The announcement was made by network president Phil Griffin, who said that the former government official, activist and attorney will be a "game changer" for MSNBC. 

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Farrow, a human rights advocate and foreign policy expert who founded the State Department's Office of Global Youth Issues under the first Obama administration, says he intends to "shake up people's expectations for cable news" as part of his new gig.

He joins faces like Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O'Donnell.

The Yale Law grad -- who was ranked No. 1 on Forbes' "30 Under 30" most influential in law and policy list -- also has prior journalism experience: He's penned pieces on foreign policy and human rights for the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and provided commentary regarding his expertise across several major networks. THR reports Farrow also met with executives at CNN.

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Just one day before the news of Farrow joining MSNBC, Penguin announced that he will soon become a published author for his work, "Pandora's Box: How American Military Aid Creates America's Enemies."

Prior to that, Farrow made headlines -- not for his accomplishments or upcoming projects -- but when his mother hinted in a Vanity Fair interview that his father was Frank Sinatra, not Woody Allen.

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Allen retorted that the claim was untrue.

Ronan, meanwhile, memorably tweeted in response to the allegations, "Listen, we're all *possibly* Frank Sinatra's son."

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