HBO has inked an exclusive three-year television deal with investigative journalist Ronan Farrow.
Beginning later this year, Farrow will develop and host a series of investigative documentary specials for the channel. His work will focus on the abuse of power by individuals and institutions and will proceed alongside his work with the New Yorker, where he is joining as a contributing writer.
The Yale Law School-educated attorney will produce and host other topical, newsworthy pieces for HBO’s platforms.
“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,” said Farrow, in a statement.
Farrow was previously an anchor and investigative reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, where his Today Show investigative series, Undercovered with Ronan Farrow, received the 2017 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Series for examining the lack of mental health support on college campuses, and was a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club Award for its look at sick and dying workers at a Department of Energy nuclear site.
In addition to his work for the New Yorker, Farrow has written on human rights and international security issues, including the atrocities in Ethiopia’s Ogaden desert and the Darfur region of Sudan, which have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and other publications.
Farrow is the author of the upcoming War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, to be published in April by W. W. Norton.