These are busy times for Ronan Farrow.
No word yet on what the show will be about, but in an ABC News report, Farrow said it's "a new generation of news show for a new, more engaged generation of viewers. It's a show about why the news matters to you — and what you can do to be part of the story."
Farrow may not be a household name just yet, but he's no stranger to television. According to his State Department biography, he's previously appeared on MSNBC, CNN and ABC as a commentator on humanitarian issues.
In a statement, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said "Ronan has established himself as a provocative, independent journalist capable of challenging people's assumptions and empowering audiences."
Farrow, a Yale Law School graduate and former Rhodes scholar, has been active in political and human rights issues.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, he worked on foreign policy and global youth issues during President Obama's first term, and was also one of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's advisors on the Arab Spring protests.
In addition to the MSNBC show, Farrow will also be working on a book titled "Pandora's Box: How American Military Aid Creates America's Enemies." Penguin Press announced Tuesday the book is scheduled for publication in 2015.
Farrow recently made headlines of a different sort after his mother said in a Vanity Fair interview that ex-husband Frank SInatra could "possibly" be his father, instead of Woody Allen. Ronan's response via Twitter: "Listen, we're all *possibly* Frank Sinatra's son."