Eddie Malone was born in Albany NY under a not so fortunate household. His parents were not too fond of saving their money and were constantly gambling. His family experiences growing up always involved money or debt in some fashion. His home situation was nothing compared to his own communities situation. Growing up in a very poor suburbs he witnessed gang violence and would even experience a local drug gang first hand. When Eddie was in his teens he fell into that local gang in hopes to excavate money from his own neighbors to fund his parents living situation. However the money he collected would always be spent on gambling in the end. However, despite his affiliation with gangs Eddie tended to write his own story in his own notebook. Despite the constant teasing from his “friends” about his so called diary, Eddie would create elaborate articles involving the stories of the people his gang stole from. In some way, it was Eddies method of understanding and symphonic for his actions on his poor neighbors he stole from. This would eventually circle back to him however, when his gang was swept up by local police. Eddies stories were taken as testimonies and confessions of fellow gang members. Eddie was given a 6 year sentence for his crimes as well as a mark on his future record. After his time in jail, which he refuses to comment about, Eddie searched for a new job. He wanted to become a journalist for any sort of company that would take him. He was surprised by his immediate employment in the New York Times, a well known article company looking for new reporters. They offered Eddie a single proposal, work for the New York Times as a reporter centralized in Chernarus or continue on living as a convicted felon. Of course Eddie took the roll and was shipped to Chernarus about 1 year before the outbreak to interview locals about the rising tensions in the country.