Ronan Farrow Biography
Ronan Farrow is an American journalist, lawyer, and former government advisor best known for writing investigative articles for The New Yorker and making documentaries for HBO.
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Farrow was born Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow on December 19, 1987 in New York City, New York, United States. He is 35 years old as of 2022. He celebrates his birthday on 19th December every year.
Ronan Farrow Height
Farrow stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
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Farrow is the son of filmmaker Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow. His father’s family is Jewish, while his mother’s family is Catholic.
His given name honors National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige and his maternal grandmother, actress Maureen O’Sullivan.
Ronan Farrow Siblings
Farrow has four adopted siblings; three sisters two Vietnamese and one Korean, Soon-Yi Previn and a one adopted Korean brother, Moses Farrow.
Ronan Farrow Gay/ Partner
Farrow started dating the podcast host and Crooked Media cofounder Jon Lovett in 2011 and the two got engaged in 2019.
Ronan Farrow Net Worth
Farrow has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
From 2001 to 2009, Farrow was a UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth, advocating for both 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.
During this time, Farrow also made joint trips to the Darfur region of Sudan with his mother, actress Mia Farrow, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He afterward advocated for the protection of Darfuri refugees.
Following his experiences in Sudan, Farrow was affiliated with the Genocide Intervention Network. During his time at Yale Law School, he 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, where he focus on international human rights law.
In 2009, he joined the Obama administration as Special Adviser for Humanitarian and NGO Affairs in the Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Farrow was part of a team of officials recruited by the diplomat Richard Holbrooke, for whom Farrow had previously worked for as a speechwriter. For the next two years, he was responsible for “overseeing the United States Government’s relationships with civil society and nongovernmental actors” in Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
In 2011, Farrow was appointed as a Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues and Director of the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
The office’s creation was as an outcome of a multi-year task-force appointed by Clinton to review the United States’ economic and social policies on youth, for which he co-chaired the working group with senior United States Agency for International Development staff member David Barth beginning in 2010.
His appointment and the creation of the office were announced by Clinton as part of a refocusing on youth following the Arab Spring revolutions.
He was responsible for US youth policy and programming with an aim of “empowering young people as economic and civic actors.”
He concluded his term as Special Adviser in 2012, with his policies and programs continuing under his successor.
After leaving government, Farrow began a Rhodes Scholarship at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied toward a Doctor of Philosophy, researching the exploitation of the poor in developing countries, but did not complete his degree.
Farrow has written op-eds, essays, and other pieces for The Guardian, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and other periodicals.
In October 2013, Penguin Press acquired his book, Pandora’s Box: How American Military Aid Creates America’s Enemies, scheduling it for 2015 publication.
Ronan Farrow Education
As a child, Farrow skipped several grades in school and took courses with the Center for Talented Youth. He attended Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and later transferred to Bard College for a B.A. in philosophy, and became the youngest graduate of that institution at age 15. In 2009, he received a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, and was later admitted to the New York Bar.
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Farrow is considered a ‘genius’ by some. At 11 years of age, he was the youngest student to ever attend Simon’s Rock high school for gifted students, run by Bard College in Massachusetts. He then graduated from Bard with his B.A. degree at age 15.
Ronan Farrow Frank Sinatra | Ronan Farrow And Frank Sinatra
In a 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, Ronan’s mother Mia Farrow stated that Ronan could “possibly” be the biological child of Frank Sinatra, with whom she claimed to have “never really split up”.
In a 2015 CBS Sunday Morning interview, Sinatra’s daughter Nancy dismissed the idea that her father is also the biological father of Ronan Farrow, calling it “nonsense.”
She said that her children were affected by the rumor because they were being questioned about it. “I was kind of cranky with Mia for even saying ‘possibly’,” Nancy added. “I was cranky with her for saying that because she knew better, you know, she really did. But she was making a joke! And it was taken very serious and was just silly, stupid.”
DNA paternity testing to determine Farrow’s father is not known to have occurred. Farrow has refused to discuss DNA, and stated that despite their estrangement, “Woody Allen, legally, ethically, personally was absolutely a father in our family.”
In a 2018 New York magazine article, Woody Allen said that Farrow may indeed be Sinatra’s son: “In my opinion, he’s my child … I think he is, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it. I paid for child support for him for his whole childhood, and I don’t think that’s very fair if he’s not mine.”
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From February 2014 to February 2015, he hosted Ronan Farrow Daily, a television news program that aired on MSNBC. He also hosted the investigative segment “Undercover with Ronan Farrow” on NBC’s Today.
The seies was launched in June 2015, and was billed as providing Farrow’s look at the stories “you don’t see in the headlines every day”, often featuring crowd-sourced story selection and covering topics from the labor rights of nail salon workers to mental healthcare issues to sexual assault on campus.
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On October 10, 2017, The New Yorker published an investigative article by Farrow detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein. Five days after, The New York Times published the findings of its own investigation into Weinstein and in 2016, NBC had decided against airing Farrow’s initial findings.
In 2018, The New Yorker won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for Farrow’s reporting, sharing the award with Meghan Twohey and Jodi Kantor at The New York Times. In the same year, Farrow was included in the Time “100 Most Influential People in the World” list.
On May 7, 2018, The New Yorker published an article by Farrow and his fellow reporter Jane Mayer stating that, during his term in office, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had physically abused at least four women with whom he had been romantically involved, and that he had habitually abused alcohol and prescription drugs. On May 8, 2018 after hours of its publication, Schneiderman resigned.
Farrow and Mayer reported that they had confirmed the women’s allegations with photographs of contusions and with statements from friends with whom the alleged victims had confided subsequent to the claimed assaults.
Although Schneiderman denied the allegations, he stated that he resigned because they “effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work”. Governor Andrew Cuomo then assigned a special prosecutor to investigate the filing of possible criminal charges against Schneiderman.
On July 27, 2018, The New Yorker published an article by Farrow stating that six women had accused CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of harassment and intimidation, and that many more people described abuse at his company.
On August 23, 2018, The New Yorker published an article by Farrow and Adam Entous stating that top aides of the Trump White House circulated a conspiracy memo entitled “The Echo Chamber” about Obama aides.
On September 14, 2018, Jane Mayer and Farrow published information pertaining to an allegation of sexual assault by United States Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
He voiced minor characters in the English-language versions of two Japanese animated films, From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) and The Wind Rises (2013).
Ronan Farrow Book
- 2020: Pandora’s Box: How American Military Aid Creates America’s Enemies
- 2019: Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
- 2018: War on Peace
- 2015: Pandora’s Box: How American Military Aid Creates America’s Enemies
Ronan Farrow War On Peace | Ronan Farrow Diplomacy
War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence is a book by Ronan Farrow released in 2018. The book was published by W. W. Norton & Company.
Ronan Farrow Awards
- In 2008, he was awarded Refugees International’s McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people.
- In 2009, he was named New York magazine’s “New Activist” of the year and was included on its list of individuals “on the verge of changing their worlds”.
- In 2011, he was listed by Harper’s Bazaar as an “up-and-coming politician”.
- In 2012, Farrow was ranked number one in “Law and Policy” on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” Most Influential People.
- In 2012, he was also awarded an honorary doctorate by Dominican University of California.
- 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.
- In February 2014, he 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 suggested that the award was not justified after they noted that the award came three days after Ronan Farrow Daily began airing.