How Ronan Farrow keeps landing bombshells


July 29, 2018

By Brian Stelter

Ronan Farrow’s incredible run of reporting proves that good work is its own calling card.
Case in point: Some of the sources for his newest story, about Les Moonves and the culture at CBS, “began coming to me immediately after the Harvey Weinstein story,” Farrow says.

Farrow spent much of 2017 investigating Weinstein’s alleged abuse of women. His reporting was originally for NBC News, where he was being underutilized. After many months, the network essentially told him to take the story elsewhere, so he did — and The New Yorker ended up with his scoop.

Farrow’s investigation came out last October, just a few days after The New York Times published its OWN reporting about Weinstein. He has continued writing for The New Yorker ever since, turning out impactful stories, such as his recent look inside CBS.

One of the Moonves accusers, Illeana Douglas, “called me, in fact, the day after that first Harvey Weinstein story I wrote and told me her story, and we’ve been carefully investigating since,” Farrow said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.

And if the past is any indication, he isn’t finished investigating yet.

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