Ronan Farrow
American activist
Ronan Farrow
Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow is an American human rights activist, freelance journalist, Rhodes Scholar, lawyer and government official. He served in the Obama administration as Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues and director of the State Department's Global Youth Issues office.
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Remember That Fatal Tesla Crash? Politicians Might Be Partly To Blame.
Huffington Post - 20 days
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Can We Get A Yaaas? Here Are The Best Reactions To Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Halftime Show
Huffington Post - 22 days
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A 'Venerable Human Being': Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To John Hurt
Huffington Post - about 1 month
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Celebrity fans and friends are paying tribute to actor John Hurt, who died at the age of 77 on Friday. Jamie Lee Curtis, Kiefer Sutherland, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood and J.K. Rowling, among many others, posted heartfelt messages on Twitter in honor of the British star, perhaps best known for his roles in “The Elephant Man,” “1984” and “Midnight Express.” So very sad to hear that the immensely talented and deeply beloved John Hurt has died. My thoug ...
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Katy Perry Shuts Down Trump's Biggest Debate Brag With Just 2 Words
Huffington Post - 5 months
Donald Trump spent part of Sunday night’s debate boasting about how many followers he has on social media.  When asked if he had the discipline to be a good leader, Trump gave a long and rambling answer that ended with a brag about how he had a combined 25 million followers on Facebook and Twitter. Katy Perry was unimpressed. The pop star responded ― where else ― on Twitter to NBC’s Ronan Farrow, who had tweeted about Trump’s brag:  . @RonanFarrow measly numbers — KATY PERRY (@katyperry) October 10, 2016 Perry, a Hillary Clinton supporter, has 93.4 million on Twitter and another 71 million on Facebook.  Farrow replied:  You are literally 7.66x more Presidential than Donald Trump. — Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) October 10, 2016 By Trump’s standards, America has already spoken. See you on inauguration day, President Perry.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is ...
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Ronan Farrow Remembers Late Brother Thaddeus With Sweet Photos
Huffington Post - 5 months
Ronan Farrow wished his brother Thaddeus a sweet goodbye on Sunday, four days after his sibling’s death. Thaddeus, a paraplegic due to polio, was adopted from an Indian orphanage in 1994 by actress Mia Farrow, Ronan’s biological mother. The 27-year-old died by suicide on Wednesday, Sept. 21. “Rest in peace, brother. I never knew anyone stronger, or who overcame more,” Farrow wrote in a photo caption on Instagram. Rest in peace, brother. I never knew anyone stronger, or who overcame more. A photo posted by ronanfarrow (@ronanfarrow) on Sep 25, 2016 at 5:04pm PDT On Wednesday, Thaddeus was found by police with life-threatening injuries and taken to Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, where he was later pronounced dead. A state medical examiner’s autopsy report states that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Associated Press.  On Thursday, Mia Farrow shared a heartbreaking statement about the incident on Twi ...
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Alleged Child Abuser Woody Allen Gets Annoyed When You Ask Him About It
Huffington Post - 6 months
Woody Allen does not like discussing the sexual abuse allegations that have dogged him for two decades.  The director accused of sexually abusing his daughter Dylan when she was only 7 years old dismissed talk on the subject as simple gossip in a new interview with The Guardian.  “I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity. That situation had been thoroughly, thoroughly investigated up and down the line by New York social services in a 14-month investigation,” Allen said. “It had been investigated by Yale and conclusions were clear and I have no interest in that whole situation. I get harassed all the time on it. But it doesn’t affect me and I just have no interest in it.”  Journalist Catherine Shoard notes that the director ― sounding “weary, sad, flat” ― has never before used the word “harassed” in reference to the allegations. But, as Allen’s estranged son Ronan Farrow wrote in a fiery piece for The Hollywood Reporter in May, Hollywood (and th ...
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Ronan Farrow, 'OITNB' Star Receive LGBT Advocacy Honor In New York
Huffington Post - 9 months
NBC's Ronan Farrow was honored for his wide-ranging coverage of the transgender community at the Stonewall Community Foundation's 2016 Vision Awards on Monday.  The 28-year-old news anchor accepted the award from trans model Geena Rocero before a stylish, star-studded crowd at New York's Tribeca Rooftop. Also honored for their advocacy work within the LGBT community were "Orange is the New Black" star Selenis Leyva and her sister, Marizol, who identifies as trans; Levi Strauss & Co. and The Ackerman Institute's Gender and Family Project.  Selenis Leyva was not able to attend due to her "OITNB" filming commitments, but accepted her award in a video speech, which can be viewed below.  Stonewall Community Foundation Executive Director Jarrett Lucas praised the honorees for being "on the front lines" of the fight for equality in each of their respective industries.  "The same forces that disadvantage, criminalize, and lock many of us up, are the same for ...
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Ronan Farrow to media who ignore Woody Allen allegations: Time for 'soul searching'
CNN - 10 months
Ronan Farrow says he's encouraged by the torrent of supportive reactions to his stunning essay in The Hollywood Reporter about the sex assault allegations against his father Woody Allen, who he calls a "predator."
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Ronan Farrow show canceled by MSNBC
CNN - about 2 years
MSNBC is pulling the plug on two of its daytime shows, Ronan Farrow Daily and The Reid Report.
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News Organizations Stop Short Of Calling Chapel Hill Shooting A 'Hate Crime'
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Since news broke of the Tuesday shooting of three Muslims -- a young husband and wife and the wife’s sister -- in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the media has come under fire both for not covering the attack sufficiently and for failing to report it as a hate crime. Under the banner of #MuslimLivesMatter -- a variation of #BlackLivesMatter, which became a rallying cry after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri -- a campaign has sprung up on Twitter speculating that if shooter Craig Stephen Hicks had been Muslim, the incident would have attracted widespread, immediate attention. “The media is not covering X enough” is a common criticism levied at news organizations, and a difficult one to refute. With limited bandwidth, journalists and editors have to make decisions about which stories they cover, which necessarily means some events go underreported or are not reported on at all. It’s certainly true that, had the shooter been Muslim, the media would have been all ov ...
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Kendall Jenner, Miley Cyrus Pose In Bed For Sexy W Magazine Photo Shoot
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Miley Cyrus is baring more than her soul once again, posing topless for W magazine's beautiful "Pillow Tweets" photo shoot. The 21-year-old singer had nothing to hide when it came time for photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to snap the sexy shot. Kendall Jenner, Cindy Crawford, Miranda Kerr, and Lara Stone, to name a few, also posed in various states of undress for the stunning black and white photos. It's no secret that Cyrus, who posed topless for German Vogue last week, fancies herself something of a nudist, telling Ronan Farrow in her W magazine cover story, "We never were inside, and we never wore shoes. I think it’s why I like wearing no clothes so much and I’m always naked." Head over to W magazine to see the entire photo series. CLICK HERE TO SEE MILEY CYRUS' STUNNING TOPLESS PHOTO
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ronan Farrow
  • 2016
    Age 28
    On a February 18, 2016, interview he did with a missionary of then little-known World Mission Church of God, he can first be seen to be referred to as "NBC News investigative correspondent."
    More Details Hide Details In 2008 Farrow was awarded Refugees International's McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for "extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people." In 2009 Farrow was named New York magazine's "New Activist" of the year and included on its list of individuals "on the verge of changing their worlds." In 2011 Harper's Bazaar listed him as an "up-and-coming politician." In 2012, he was ranked number one in "Law and Policy" on Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" Most Influential People. He was also awarded an honorary Doctorate by Dominican University of California in 2012.
    On February 5, 2016, he started a new series on NBC's Today, called "Undercovered" ("You pick the stories that you think need some more attention"), though, at this point, still being referred to as "MSNBC's Ronan Farrow."
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  • 2015
    Age 27
    Since departing MSNBC, Farrow has first reported on that network's All In with Chris Hayes on June 10, 2015, noted as "working with NBC News' investigative unit."
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    Since then, Ronan reported to NBC's Today Show from March 5 to as late as May 11, 2015, as "MSNBC's Ronan Farrow reports."
    More Details Hide Details Farrow voiced minor characters in the English-language versions of two Japanese animated films, From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) and The Wind Rises (2013).
  • 2014
    Age 26
    From February 2014 through February 2015, Farrow hosted Ronan Farrow Daily, a television news program that aired on MSNBC.
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  • 2013
    Age 25
    After the allegation became widespread in the news media, Ronan tweeted humorously on October 2, 2013, "Listen, we're all *possibly* Frank Sinatra's son."
    More Details Hide Details In a February 7, 2014, editorial Woody Allen wrote in The New York Times, Allen expressed his uncertainty, writing, "Is he my son or, as Mia suggests, Frank Sinatra's?" No DNA testing has been reported to determine Farrow's paternity. According to Tina Sinatra, Frank Sinatra's youngest daughter, Frank Sinatra had previously undergone a vasectomy and could not have been Ronan's biological father.
    In its 2013 retrospective of men born in its 80 years of publication, Esquire magazine named him the man of the year of his birth.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2014, Farrow received the third annual Cronkite Award for "Excellence in Exploration and Journalism" from Reach the World, in recognition of his work since 2001, including his being a UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth in 2001. Some media outlets noted the award came three days after Ronan Farrow Daily began airing and that the awarding was therefore not justified.
    He has written essays, op-eds, and other pieces for The Guardian, Foreign Policy magazine, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and other periodicals. In October 2013, Penguin Press acquired Farrow's book, Pandora's Box: How American Military Aid Creates America's Enemies, scheduling it for 2015 publication.
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  • 2012
    Age 24
    Farrow concluded his term as Special Adviser in 2012, with his policies and programs continuing under his successor.
    More Details Hide Details After departing government, Farrow began a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, studying international relations, but did not complete his degree.
  • 2011
    Age 23
    Farrow is estranged from his father, Woody Allen. In 2011 he commented, "He's my father married to my sister.
    More Details Hide Details That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression." Asked about longstanding speculation that Ronan Farrow is the son of Mia Farrow's ex-husband Frank Sinatra, Mia stated in a 2013 Vanity Fair article that Sinatra might "possibly" be Ronan's father.
    In 2011, Farrow was appointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues and Director of the State Department's Office of Global Youth Issues. The office's creation was the outcome of a multi-year task-force appointed by Clinton to review the United States' economic and social policies on youth, for which Farrow co-chaired the working group with senior USAID staff member David Barth beginning in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Farrow's appointment and the creation of the office were announced by Clinton as part of a refocusing on youth following the Arab Spring revolutions. Farrow was responsible for U.S. youth policy and programming with an aim toward "empowering young people as economic and civic actors."
  • 2009
    Age 21
    In 2009, Farrow joined the Obama administration with his appointment as Special Adviser for Humanitarian and NGO Affairs in the Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    More Details Hide Details He was part of a team of officials recruited by veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, for whom Farrow had previously worked as a speechwriter. For the ensuing two years, Farrow was responsible for "overseeing the U.S. Government's relationships with civil society and nongovernmental actors" in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • 2001
    Age 13
    From 2001 to 2009, he was a UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth, acting as an "advocate" for children and women caught up in the ongoing crisis in Sudan's Darfur region and assisting in fundraising and addressing United Nations affiliated groups in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, he also made joint trips to the Darfur region of Sudan with his mother, the actress Mia Farrow, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He subsequently advocated for the protection of Darfuri refugees. Following on his experiences in Sudan, Farrow was affiliated with the Genocide Intervention Network. During his time at Yale Law School, Farrow interned at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell and in the office of the chief counsel at the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, focusing on international human rights law.
  • 1987
    Born on December 19, 1987.
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