Ronan Farrow is an influential voice in media and government, once described by The New York Times as "the youngest old guy in the room" for his ability to help traditional institutions speak to a new generation. New York Magazine has named him "Activist of the Year," and he has repeatedly appeared on the Forbes "30 Under 30" list. As an NBC News anchor and investigative reporter, he fronts the Today Show’s “#Undercovered” series and has anchored a daily MSNBC program. He previously served as a government official, including reporting directly to the Secretary of State as the first US Special Adviser on Global Youth Issues. He has written about human rights and foreign policy for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other publications. He is a Yale Law School educated attorney and a Rhodes Scholar and his speeches have been selected among NPR’s “Greatest Commencement Speeches Ever” and Huffington Post’s Top 10 Speeches of the Year.
In the following HWA Chat, Ronan shares engaging stories about growing up in a multi-race/multi-culture family, having a first-hand and very personal understanding of the disenfranchised, and what shaped his spirit for public service.