Matt Lauer Tweets Apology To Former Intern

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By: / March 29, 2013

A former Today Show intern was able to get a Twitter apology from its co-host Matt Lauer.

Mark Zinni, who claims to have interned for the morning news show in 1997, mentioned Lauer on the social site, saying he “was not so nice” while he was working there, Yahoo! News reports.

“I was just a young kid with a bright future ahead of me,” he continued.

Lauer then responded, “huh? Always tried to be nice Mark. Sorry you didn’t think so. Hope you’re doing well.”

But before any e-beef could brew, Zinni — now an anchor and reporter at Fox’s Cleveland affiliate station — stated, “For the record, i wasn’t ‘disgruntled’ … I had a great time in ’97!”

Lauer has been thwarting shots since the NBC morning show slid to no. 2 in ratings behind Good Morning America since Ann Curry’s exit last summer. While his contract is slated to expire in 2014, there has been much speculation as to whether Lauer will stay planted in the anchor chair.