NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Ronan Farrow, who spent Sunday live-tweeting the Grammys, has finally gotten the premiere date and time slot for his untitled show on MSNBC. The network announced Monday that starting February 24, he'll host the 1 p.m. hour before another newbie, political analyst Joy Reid.
“Ronan and Joy are two of the most thoughtful and impressive journalists out there and I’m excited for what they will bring to the afternoon,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin said in a statement.
The 26-year-old lawyer and former State Department advisor recently attracted media attention when his mother, actress Mia Farrow, suggested that he might be Frank Sinatra's son. Farrow is estranged from Woody Allen, the man he has always believed to be is biological father.
Farrow took a jab at Allen earlier this month when Diane Keaton accepted lifetime achievement award on the famed director's behalf.
Farrow, who founded the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues, is an avid Twitter user. You can expect his new show to contain plenty of snark.
Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 13, 2014
US concerned about Olympics security despite Russia's commitment of 40,000 security officers and Vladimir Putin riding shirtless on a bear.— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 23, 2014
[New York Times, Variety]