Don Lemon Biography
Donald Carlton Lemon is an American media personality working for CNN and based out of the network’s New York bureau. He anchors Tonight with Don Lemon airing weeknights at 10pm also serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming and previously served as a news correspondent for NBC News.
Don Lemon Age
Lemon was born in March 1, 1966 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Don Lemon Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet o inches tall.
Don Lemon Education
Don attended Baker High School, a public high school in the town of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish and later attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York, majoring in broadcast journalism.
Don Lemon Parents
Lemon was born to a single working mother, Katherine Clark. His father, known only as Mr. Richardson, played a positive role in Lemon’s young life. He grew up in west Baton Rouge and Port Allen where he lived with his mother, siblings and grandmother until 1976 when his mother married his step-father. He has Creole ancestry; his great-grandfather was of French descent, in addition to Nigerian, Cameroonian, and Congolese ancestry. Celebration her mother during mother’s day, he posted a photo of him and her mother on his Instagram page describing his mom as “a lady who’s always there for me and our family for advice, a laugh, a cry, a hug or just a beer.” He ended it with “Love you mom.”
Don Lemon Siblings
He was brought up alongside his two sisters ,Leisa Lemon, Yma Lemon. However Leisa died during a fishing excursion in Denham Springs, La. According to the outlet, the police were called after an accident was reported, and Leisa reportedly tripped and fell into the neighborhood pond, accidentally drowning. Law enforcement confirmed that her death was an accident.
Don Lemon Partner
Don is openly gay and is engaged to Tim Malone a real estate agent for Corcoran Group in the Big Apple .The duo met after being introduced at a Long Island restaurant in 2016 and started dating during the summer of 2016 but didn’t go public until April 2017 when they became “Instagram official” on Don’s feed. Three months later, Tim Instagramed a couple photo as well, and shortly after that, they made a public debut at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The two shared a seriously adorable New Year’s kiss to ring in 2018, which was caught by cameras on CNN, and a little more than a year later, after three years of dating, Tim got down on one knee with two customized dog tags that read, “Daddy will you marry Papa?”
Don Lemon And Stephanie Ortiz
For many years, Don had kept his sexuality a secret, and was rumored to be secretly married to actress Stephanie Ortiz. He ended up coming out in his first published autobiographical book, Transparent, which ultimately inspired him to advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. He later guest-starred on an episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s web series, Red Table Talk, to discuss what it’s like being an openly gay Black man in the U.S.
On the show, Don explained his struggles tackling the intersectionality of race and sex: “Historically, Black men have stayed in the closet. You have to decide on your identity. ‘Do I want to be Black or do I want to be gay?’ And sometimes some of us say we’re too Black to be gay. Or we’re too gay to be Black,” he explained.
Don Lemon CNN
Lemon joined CNN in September 2006 and anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon airing weeknights at 10pm. He also serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network’s New York bureau, Lemon reported from Chicago in the days leading up to the 2008 presidential election, including an interview with then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel on the day he accepted the position of Chief of Staff for President-elect Barack Obama. He also interviewed Anne Cooper, the 106-year old voter President-elect Obama highlighted in his election night acceptance speech after he had seen Lemon’s interview with Cooper on CNN.
He also reported during the Hurricane Florence (2018), Las Vegas shooting (2017), the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub (2016), Charleston church shooting (2015), death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO (2014), the George Zimmerman trial (2013), the Boston marathon bombing (2013), the Philadelphia building collapse (2013),the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012), the Colorado Theater Shooting (2012), the death of Whitney Houston, the Inaugural of the 44th President in Washington, D.C., the death of Michael Jackson (2009), Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana (2008) and the Minneapolis bridge collapse (2007).
Don has also anchored the network’s breaking news coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Arab Spring, the death of Osama Bin Laden and Joplin tornado and also reported for CNN’s documentary Race and Rage: The Beating of Rodney King, which aired 20 years to the day of the beating. He is also known for holding politicians and public officials accountable in his “No Talking Points” segment.
Prior to joining CNN ,he served as a co-anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast for NBC5 News in Chicago and was also an anchor and reporter after working in New York as a correspondent for NBC News, The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. Don also worked as an anchor on Weekend Today and on MSNBC. While at NBC and covered the explosion of Space Shuttle Columbia, SARS in Canada and numerous other stories of national and global importance. Lemon has also served as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for WCAU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Philadelphia, an anchor and investigative reporter for KTVI-TV in St. Louis and an anchor for WBRC-TV in Birmingham.
Don Lemon Salary
He earns an annual salary of $4 million.
Don Lemon Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
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