Entertainment Alec Baldwin playing a newspaper columnist on 'SVU' Alec Baldwin has vowed to leave New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images / ROBYN BECK By BEN WOLFORD February 25, 2014 6:17 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Alec Baldwin, who recently wrote "I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible," will guest appear on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" - as a newspaper columnist. On March 19, the Emmy-winning star of "30 Rock" will guest appear alongside Katie Couric, NBC announced yesterday. Just a day earlier, Baldwin, 55, had vowed in a New York magazine piece that he was bidding "good-bye, public life" following accusations he used a gay slur, which he denies. According to the network, Baldwin will play "Jimmy MacArthur, a controversial New York newspaper columnist who questions the SVU squad's motives during the investigation of a potential hate crime/rape case." By BEN WOLFORD Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.