Don Lemon CNN, Biography and Wiki
Don Lemon is a renowned American television journalist majorly known for being a host on CNN from 2006 until 2023. Lemon was the host of Don Lemon Tonight from 2014 to 2022. Don won Edward R. Murrow Award in 2002 as well as three regional Emmy Awards.
Lemon Started as a weekend news anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama, and for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was also an investigative reporter and anchor for KTVI in St. Louis, Missouri. Don also reported for NBC News’s New York City operations, including working as a reporter for both NBC Nightly News and Today; and as an anchor on Weekend Today and programs on MSNBC. He began working for NBC-owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV in 2003 and won three Emmys for local reporting.
In September 2006 Lemon joined CNN and from 2014 to 2022, Don became prominent for being the host of Don Lemon Tonight. Before his firing from CNN in April 2023, he served as a co-host of CNN This Morning, alongside Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow.
Don Lemon’s Profile Summary
- Real name: Don Lemon
- Birthday: March 1, 1966
- Age: 57 years old
- Place of Birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Journalist
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
- Partner: Tim Malone
- Net Worth: $12 million
Don Lemon Age and Birthday
Lemon is 57 years old. He was born on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America. He is of American nationality and citizenship.
Don Lemon Height
Lemon stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall and weighs approximately 79 kg.
Don Lemon’s Family/Parents, Siblings
Lemon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States to Katherine Marie and Wilmon Lee Richardson. He is of African-American ancestry. He was born under the surname of his mother’s former husband. Wilson was his father when he was five. Moreover, Don has two siblings Leisa Lemon and Yma Lemon.
Don Lemon Partner/Relationship/Gay
Lemon is an openly gay reporter and he is in a romantic relationship with his boyfriend Tim Malone since 2017. Lemon lives in an apartment in Harlem and has another home in Sag Harbor on Long Island, New York.
Lemon attended Baker High School, a public school in the town of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish. He later joined Louisiana State University and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1996, majoring in Broadcast Journalism and interning at WNYW.
Don Lemon CNN Firing
Unfortunately, Lemon was fired by CNN on April 24, 2023; his contract was to expire in 2026. Lemon said that the firing came as a surprise and that the network had failed to inform him in person, which CNN denied the claim. His firing was also based on allegations that Lemon had a history of sexism and a misogynistic personality towards his colleagues.
More about his firing, The New York Times claimed that CNN had experienced difficulty in booking guests willing to appear on-air with Lemon, and polls had shown his popularity among viewers had declined.
Don Lemon CNN Salary
Lemon was one of the most-paid News anchors on CNN. Lemon’s annual salary at CNN was estimated to be around $1.74 million as recorded in 2023.
Don Lemon Net Worth
Being a well-known television news anchor and journalist in the United States, Lemon has accumulated a massive amount of money. Don has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Frequently Asked Questions About Don Lemon
Is Don Lemon on CNN?
Unfortunately, Lemon was fired by CNN on April 24, 2023.
How Old is Don Lemon?
Lemon is 57 years old. He was born on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America.
Is Don Lemon Married?
Don is an openly gay reporter and he is in a romantic relationship with his boyfriend Tim Malone since 2017.
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