MSNBC Hire's Mia Farrow's Son, Ronan Farrow, To Host Weekday News Show

Ronan Farrow has joined forces with cable channel, MNSBC, to host a new weekday TV program.

MNSBC announced on Wednesday (16th) they hired Farrow, who already boosts a résumé, including a Yale graduate, human rights activist, lawyer and government official, to host a news show.

MSNBC chief executive Phil Griffin said, "Ronan has established himself as a provocative, independent journalist capable of challenging people's assumptions and empowering audiences."

He added, "His show will be a game changer for MSNBC, representing a fresh approach to how we deliver news. Ronan has packed more experience into his 25 years of life than most people have in a lifetime".

The 25 year-old's public profile has seen a growth in recent months as he just signed a book deal with Penguin called 'Pandora's Box: How American Military Aid Creates America's Enemies' that is slated for a release in 2015.

Ronan's mother, Mia Farrow, made headlines recently, revealing Ronan's biological father could "possibly" be Frank Sinatra and not film director, Woody Allen.

Farrow commented of the speculation via twitter, jokingly posting "Listen, we're all 'possibly' Frank Sinatra's son."

However, the new talk show will undoubtedly be nothing but serious as Farrow released a statement saying, "This is a new generation of news show for a new, more engaged generation of viewers".

He added "It's a show about why the news matters to you - and what you can do to be a part of the story. I'm excited to shake up people's expectations for cable news. And to get a ton of Twitter followers".

MNSBC made the announcement just five days after Alec Baldwin's new late night talk-show called 'Up Late with Alec Baldwin' debuted.

Is MSNBC trying to become the powerhouse for television talk shows?

The time slot and start date for Farrow's show has not yet been stated, but it is slated to begin "either mid or early January".

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Alec Baldwin made his hosting debut on MSNBC this past Friday (Oct 11th) 


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