NEW YORK (AP) -- MSNBC has hired actress Mia Farrow's son, 25-year-old Ronan Farrow, a human rights activist and former Rhodes scholar, to host a weekday program on the left-leaning cable television network starting sometime next year.
MSNBC chief executive Phil Griffin said that Farrow's show "will be a game changer for MSNBC, representing a fresh approach to how we deliver news." MSNBC has struggled in the ratings in the post-election period.
Farrow, in a statement, said he was excited to shake up people's expectations for cable news.
"This is a new generation of news show for a new, more engaged generation of viewers," he said. "It's a show about why the news matters to you -- and what you can do to be part of the story."
Farrow, a Yale Law School graduate, founded the U.S. State Department's Office of Global Youth Issues during President Obama's first term.