Ronan Farrow will develop and front investigative documentaries for HBO, the network announced Thursday.
The former MSNBC anchor signed a three-year deal with the premium cabler which will begin later this year.
Farrow’s most recent investigative work centered on telling the stories of those who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, as well as outlining the detailed measures to which Weinstein went to keep his accusers silent. The New Yorker published Farrow’s articles after NBC News passed; he will continue to report for the magazine, which he is joining as a contributing writer.
Per HBO, Farrow’s documentary specials “will continue to document the abuse of power by individuals and institutions.” He’ll also produce and host pieces for HBO platforms.
“Ronan Farrow’s extraordinary, revelatory reporting for the New Yorker has helped to propel a string of other investigations, breakthroughs and overdue conversations,” HBO chief Casey Bloys said in a statement. “His work has contributed to this watershed moment in our culture, and we are excited to provide a platform for this dogged reporter to pursue projects that continue to speak truth to power.”
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Also via statement, Farrow said, “Over the course of my television and print investigations in recent years, it’s become clear to me that there’s a new generation of viewers seeking out serious, substantive reporting that takes on powerful interests and attacks systemic unfairness that too often is swept under the rug. There’s an extraordinary team at HBO committed to that kind of journalism, I know HBO is the right home for this work, and I can’t wait to get started.”