Don Lemon Biography
This is what you need to know about Don Lemon, the American television journalist who anchors television journalist. He also works as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming.
In his early career, Lemon worked as a weekend news anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama, and WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Don Lemon Age
Lemon was born on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. He is 53 years old as of 2019.
Don Lemon Partner
Lemon’s partner is known as Tim Malone. He is a real estate agent. Lemon and Tim met in 2017 after which they started dating. In April 2019, the couple got engaged.
Don Lemon Salary
Lemon earns an annual average salary is $128,000 at CNN
Don Lemon Net Worth
Lemon has an estimated net worth of around $10 million.
Don Lemon Education
Lemon attended Baker High School, a public high school in the town of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish. He later on proceeded to attend Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York, where he majored in broadcast journalism.
While in Brooklyn, Lemon worked as a news assistant at WNYW. He then went on to attend Louisiana State University, and at the same time, he was hired by Fox News and worked for its St. Louis and Chicago affiliates for several years. After completing his studies, he became a correspondent for NBC affiliates in Philadelphia and Chicago.
Don Lemon Career
Lemon began his career as a weekend news anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama. He also at some point worked for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as for KTVI in St. Louis as an anchor and investigative reporter.
Later on, he moved to NBC, where he reported for NBC News’ New York City operations, and also worked as a correspondent for Today, NBC Nightly News, and as an anchor on Weekend Today and programs on MSNBC. While working for NBC, Lemon began at NBC owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV (5 in Chicago) in 2003. He was a reporter and a local news co-anchor at the station. While reporting for WMAQ, he won three local Emmys.
Don Lemon CNN
Lemon works at CNN as the anchor of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon which airs weeknights at 10 pm as well as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. He joined CNN in September 2006.
He reported from Chicago in the days leading up to the 2008 presidential election. He also held interviews with people like then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Anne Cooper, the 106-year old voter President-elect Obama highlighted in his election night acceptance speech.
Lemon has also covered stories like 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), and the George Zimmerman trial (2013) among many more.
Since 2014, Lemon has been hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special from New Orleans. He is also an outspoken critic of the Trump administration as well as addressed accusations of racism against President Trump. This has made him a target of Trump and white supremacists.
Don Lemon Memoir
Lemon’s 2011 memoir, is called Transparent, which was dedicated to Tyler Clementi, a college student who took his own life after his roommate outed him online. In the memoir, he publicly came out as gay becoming one of the few openly gay black men in broadcasting.
In Transparent, Lemon also discussed colorism in the black community and the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. He also states that he had known of his sexuality since the age of five or six.