Ronan Farrow will become the host of a show on MSNBC in 2014, the network confirmed on Wednesday.
MSNBC said that Farrow would host a one-hour, daily program, and that the two sides had been in talks for "several months."
Farrow, who is the son of actress Mia Farrow and served in the State Department under President Obama, has no television hosting experience, but he has become a high-profile presence in foreign policy circles and on social media, and is due to publish a book about the American military in 2015. At just 25, he will be the youngest cable news host on any network.
In a statement, Farrow promised "a new generation of news show for a new, more engaged generation of viewers," adding, "It's a show about why the news matters to you - and what you can do to be a part of the story. I’m excited to shake up people’s expectations for cable news. And to get a ton of Twitter followers."
There was no indication about who Farrow would replace in the network's weekday schedule.