Since the MeToo movement that has watched over the trial of prominent American politicians, celebrities and media personalities, many women now have the courage to go public with their claims of sexual assault and harassment. Addie Zinone has joined the long list of women who have boldly come forward.

Addie is an American journalist, U.S. Army officer, and Iraqi veteran who gained wide attention for revealing details of her affair with former NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer. The 38-year-old Matt’s career at NBC came to an abrupt halt in 2017 after a series of allegations from a number of women, some of whom were his colleagues.

Addie Zinone Biography,

The US Army veteran was born in the United States as Addie Arlene Zinone on April 15, 1976. Born into an American family, Addie spent her early years in Barrackville, West Virginia.

She completed her basic education in Barackville and went to Temple University. There, she earned a degree in broadcast journalism; That was in 2008. The following year (2009), she joined Temple University’s School of Communication and Drama.

Addie Zinone’s journalism career took off in the 2000s, after he left college and got his first internship at NBC. During this time, she appeared on Today Show as well as NBC News Show. After completing her internship, Zinone was elevated to production assistant, a position she held before being promoted to anchor at NBC’s West Virginia affiliate. It was during her time in the network that the affair between Addie and Matt Lauer happened.

She would later join the US Army where she began her basic training in March 2002. After her training, she became a military journalist and was deployed to Iraq in November 2003. There she covered stories about US soldiers in Iraq . Returning to the United States in November 2004, she embarked on her second deployment in 2008. During her military service, she rose to the rank of staff sergeant and worked as a private. Surprisingly, she was awarded the 2007 Army Reserve Journalist of the Year award. Additionally, she was awarded the Medal of Commendation and the Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding performance.

Other Facts About Addie Zinone

husband and children

Addie Zinone had a strong backbone that always motivates her to keep going. He is none other than her caring husband and father of her children, Greg Zinone. Born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, Greg was once a football player. he played defensive end at West Virginia University. The couple began their relationship in 2004 after Addie returned from her first assignment in Iraq. They courted for over two years and in May 2007 they formally sealed their love.

Her marriage to Greg produced two children named Hudson and Hartley. She and her family now reside in Newport Beach, California.

Case with Matt Lauer

Although more than 18 years have passed since the affair between Addie and Matt, it was in November 2017 that the story flooded the tabloids. Addie made the revelation just two weeks after Matt’s employment with NBC News ended following reports of his alleged sexual harassment of an unidentified reporter at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Utah. Russia.

According to Addie Zinone, they had the affair in the year 2000 while she was working for NBC News. She added that Matt was interested in her and had taken her out to lunch on several occasions. The duo had their first consensual encounter in an abandoned locker room in June 2000 and later, at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, had another encounter in a bathroom.

While all of this was going on, Matt was still married to his second wife, Annette Roque, a Dutch model he married in 1998. Although what they had was consensual, Addie said it was an abuse of power. from Matt.

Life after military service

Since leaving the military, the Iraq War veteran has been doing well for herself. She now owns and runs her own clothing line called Sideline Candy. She started her business in 2016 and according to her, the company was created to celebrate, empower and encourage mothers who spend countless hours on the sidelines. So far, her company is doing very well and she is spending more time working as CEO.