Ronan Farrow Had Been Working on Harvey Weinstein Story While Still at NBC News

By Chris Ariens 

Former MSNBC anchor and NBC News correspondent Ronan Farrow‘s 8000-word New Yorker story, detailing allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein, began while Farrow was still working at NBC.

Farrow was given the assignment 10 months ago. But, an NBC source says, when it came time for the story to air, it didn’t meet news division standards. In August, we’re told, NBC gave Farrow the green light to take the story elsewhere.

In his story, published this morning in the New Yorker, several women, including actresses Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette, told their stories of harassment. Three other women in the story claim Weinstein raped them.


Farrow joined MSNBC in 2013 and began hosting a daytime show in 2014. That show lasted a year, but Farrow stayed on reporting for MSNBC and the Today show. He’s had a non-exclusive deal with the network for the last year.

Farrow will be on NBC Nightly News tonight to talk about the story. He also sat down with ABC’s JuJu Chang for a story on Nightline, as well as HCBS News and PBS NewsHour. He’s also scheduled to be on set at the Today show tomorrow.