Don Lemon Biography
Don Lemon is an American award-winning journalist, anchor, reporter and author currently serving as an anchor of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon airing weeknights at 10 pm at CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the CNN network in September 2006, after working as a co-anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast at NBC5 News in Chicago, Illinois.
Don Lemon Education
Lemon studied at Baker High School. He holds a degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College and also attended Louisiana State University. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, teaching and participating in a curriculum designed around new media.
Don Lemon Age
Don is 55 years old as of 2021. He was born Donald Carlton Lemon on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on 1st March of every year. ALSO READ: Brianna Keilar
Don Lemon Nationality | Ethnicity
Lemon holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is of African-American ethnicity/heritage.
Don Lemon Height
Don stands at an average height of 6 feet (1.83 m).
Don Lemon Parents
Lemon was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by his parents. He is the son of (mother) Katherine Marie and (father) Wilmon Lee Richardson. His father was a prominent attorney, who was part of a lawsuit successfully challenging the segregation of public transportation in Baton Rouge.
Don Lemon Sister
Don had a sister by the name of L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes. His sister died on January 31, 2018, after police confirmed that his sister’s cause of death was an accidental drowning in a pond while fishing
Don Lemon Partner | Husband | Gay
Is Don Lemon gay? Don is openly gay. He is currently in a relationship with Tim Malone, a real estate agent after meeting in 2017. In April 2019, the duo announced their engagement. However, there is no much information regarding his relationship.
Don Lemon Salary
Lemon currently serving as an anchor of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon airing weeknights at 10 pm at CNN in Atlanta, Georgia earns an annual salary of $4 million
Don Lemon Net Worth
Don Lemon is an American award-winning journalist, anchor, reporter and author who has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Don Lemon CNN
Don currently serves as an anchor of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon which is aired during weeknights at 10 pm. He also works as a reporter across CNN/U.S. programming. He joined the CNN network in September 2006. He is a #1 best-selling New York Times author of This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism.
A news veteran of Chicago, Lemon reported from Chicago in the days paving the way to the 2008 official political race, incorporating an interview with then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel on the day he acknowledged the situation of Chief of Staff for President-elect Barack Obama. He likewise interviewed Anne Cooper, the 106-year old elector President-elect Obama featured in his political race night acknowledgment discourse after he had seen Lemon’s interview with Cooper on CNN.
He has filled in as arbitrator for CNN’s political municipal centers, co-directed the initial 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate and co-hosted the Color of Covid extraordinary that tended to the pandemic’s effect on communities of color.
Lemon filled in as the organization’s driving voice controlling watchers through the demise of George Floyd and the late spring of cross country fights and uproars.
He has reported and anchored on-the-scene for CNN from many breaking reports, including the Orlando taking shots at Pulse Nightclub (2016), Charleston church shooting (2015), passing of Freddie Gray while in police authority, the shooting of unarmed young person Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO (2014), the George Zimmerman preliminary (2013), the Boston Marathon bombarding (2013), the Philadelphia building collapse (2013), the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012), the Colorado Theater Shooting (2012), the demise of Whitney Houston, the Inaugural of the 44th President in Washington, D.C., the demise of Michael Jackson (2009), Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana (2008) and the Minneapolis connect collapse (2007).
Lemon has additionally anchored the organization’s breaking news coverage of the tremor and wave in Japan, the Arab Spring, the passing of Osama Bin Laden and the Joplin cyclone. He reported for CNN’s narrative Race and Rage: The Beating of Rodney King, which broadcasted 20 years to the day of the beating. He is likewise known for considering legislators and public authorities accountable in his “No Talking Points” section.
Don Lemon joined CNN in the wake of filling in as a co-anchor for the 5 p.m. report for NBC5 News in Chicago. He joined the station in August 2003 as an anchor and reporter subsequent to working in New York as a correspondent for NBC News, The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. Notwithstanding his reporting in New York, Lemon filled in as an anchor on Weekend Today and on MSNBC. While at NBC, he covered the blast of Space Shuttle Columbia, SARS in Canada and various different accounts of public and worldwide significance.
Notwithstanding NBC5 and NBC News, Don Lemon has filled in as an end of the week anchor and general task reporter for WCAU-TV, an NBC subsidiary in Philadelphia, an anchor and analytical reporter for KTVI-TV in St. Louis and an anchor for WBRC-TV in Birmingham. He started his vocation at WNYW in New York City as a news associate while still in college.
In 2009, Ebony named him as one of the Ebony Power 150: the most compelling Blacks in America. He has won an Edward R. Murrow grant for his coverage of the catch of the Washington, D.C. expert riflemen. He won an Emmy for an extraordinary report on land in Chicagoland and different honors for his reporting on the AIDS pandemic in Africa and Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he won three more nearby Emmys for his reporting in Africa and a business include Craigslist, an online community.