Marketing Committee, Chair
Addie began her career at NBC News in New York City, NY as a production assistant on Today, Weekend Today, and NBC News at Sunrise. Addie then became a reporter and anchor at a local CBS news affiliate in West Virginia. In 2002, Zinone joined the US Army Reserve as a journalism and public affairs soldier, serving a total of 14 years in the armed forces, including two, year-long tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While in Iraq, Addie covered combat, humanitarian, and civil affairs missions while interviewing coalition troops, top U.S. and world leaders, Iraqis, visiting celebrities, and civil servants.
Between her two tours in Iraq, Addie worked at NBC’s Access Hollywood as a field producer and special on-air correspondent, producing segments and covering Hollywood’s biggest events including the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and MTV Movie Awards red carpets.
Addie’s military service, entrepreneurism and commitment to those in need has led her to create a number of exciting projects including Kicks for Kids which asked Americans to donate their lightly used athletic shoes to struggling children in Iraq, resulting in the delivery of over 50,000 pairs of shoes. In 2007, Addie and her husband Greg founded the nonprofit Pro vs GI Joe with the sole purpose to boost the moral of deployed American troops. Pro vs. GI Joe connects soldiers to their favorite professional athletes and celebrities back home through highly coordinated and often televised live-stream video game competitions. Often these connections lead to lasting in-person friendship. Addie’s experience in journalism and her wish to mentor young women led to her co-founding Press Forward, a national initiative to improve the culture in America’s newsrooms.