Don Lemon Biography
Don Lemon is a skilled American journalist currently working at CNN as an anchor. He anchors Don Lemon Tonight airing weeknights and also serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Lemon started to work at CNN in September 2006, based out of the network’s New York bureau. He is the author of the #1 bestselling New York Times, This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism.
Don Lemon Age
How old is Lemon? He is 56 years old as of 2023. Lemon was born on the 1st of March 1966 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of March every year.
Don Lemon Education
Lemon enrolled at Baker High School in Baker, East Rouge Parish, he was voted class president during his senior year, while at school. He then attended and graduated from Louisiana State University and later graduated from Brooklyn College in New York with a major broadcast in journalism.
Don Lemon Height|Weight
Lemon stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Don Lemon Family
Lemon is the son of Katherine Lemon Clark. He was brought up along with his two sisters; Leisa Lemon and Yma Lemon. He has Creole ancestry; his great-grandfather was of French descent, in additionally, to African-American ancestry. Lemon’s sister, died at the age of 58 on January 31, 2018, it was found by police that her death occurred through accidental fishing in a pond and drowning during a hybrid strike during his quest.
Don Lemon Partner
Lemon publicly came out as gay. He is engaged to Tim Malone. Lemon has also reported that since the age of five or six, he has learned about his sexuality.
Don Lemon Children
He likes to keep his personal life private, hence he has not disclosed information about whether he has children or not.
Don Lemon CNN
Lemon is a news veteran of Chicago, who reported 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 the 106-year-old voter, Anne Cooper, whom President-elect Obama highlighted in his election night acceptance speech after he had seen Lemon’s interview with Cooper on CNN.
Lemon has served as moderator for CNN’s political town halls and co-moderated the first 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate. He also co-hosted the Color of Covid special that addressed the pandemic’s impact on communities of color. Additionally, he served as the network’s leading voice guiding viewers through the death of George Floyd and the summer of nationwide protests and riots.
Lemon has anchored reported on-the-scene for CNN from many breaking news stories, including the crisis in Ukraine (2022), the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub (2016), the Charleston church shooting (2015), the 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 Lemon career
He has nevertheless, anchored the network’s breaking news coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Arab Spring, the death of Osama Bin Laden, and the Joplin tornado. Lemon 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 widely known for holding politicians and public officials accountable in his “No Talking Points” segment
Lemon joined the station after serving as a co-anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast for NBC5 News in Chicago. He joined CNN in August 2003 as an anchor and reporter after working in New York as a correspondent for NBC News, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News. Lemon also worked as an anchor on Weekend Today and on MSNBC, in addition to his reporting in New York.
Don Lemon Salary|Net Worth
Lemon has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Don Lemon Social Media Platforms
Lemon is very active on social media platforms and has over 1.4M followers on Twitter, 702k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.