Matt Lauer Apologizes To Disgruntled Former Intern On Twitter

Sort of. The Today host is not having the best week.

1. It started Tuesday, when an executive producer at Fox 8 in Cleveland tweeted something said by anchor/reporter Mark Zinni.

“I was just a young kid with a bright future ahead of me,” @markzinni talking about internship at @todayshow and “not so nice” @MLauer— Darren Sweeney

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The timing was no coincidence. Two days earlier, New York published a damning cover story that showed a much darker side of Today — and Matt Lauer’s career.

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3. “Wealthy BigPenis” wanted to hear more.

@MarkZinni lauer was a dick?— Wealthy BigPenis

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4. So Zinni confirmed that he didn’t have the best internship experience.

@CONCEDE i was an intern there in ‘97, his first year on the job… how do i say this….? he was…. not nice.— Mark Zinni

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5. And Matt Lauer revealed that he actually does read his Twitter mentions.

@MarkZinni huh? Always tried to be nice Mark. Sorry you didn’t think so. Hope you’re doing well. Matt— Matt Lauer

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h/t FTVLive

UPDATE: Zinni has responded on with “The Matt Lauer Saga: Mark Zinni’s Side.” He says he’s not disgruntled (“thanks, BuzzFeed!”) but flattered Lauer remembers him: “I didn’t slam the guy, I just made an honest comment.”

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