Don Lemon is an American journalist and author. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 2, 1959. His parents are Harry Edison Lemon Jr. and Shirley Geneva King-Lemon.
He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in journalism before starting his career at WJLA-TV in Washington D.C., where he covered national stories including the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic and the Reagan Administration’s Iran–Contra affair scandal that led to President Ronald Reagan’s 1987 Iran-contra pardons controversy.
He has also hosted various programs for CNN since 2006, beginning with “CNN Tonight” which later became “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.”
Don Lemon was born on October 29, 1959. He is an American journalist who serves as a host for the CNN news show Don Lemon Tonight since July of 2006. His parents are Harry Edison Lemon Jr. and Shirley Geneva King-Lemon.
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He had not furthered his education at Louisiana State University. Don Lemon revealed that he suffered sexual abuse at a tender age. He kept it from everyone, even his mother, for an incident he turned 30.
Don Lemon, a descendant of mixed ancestry from France and Africa. He has not traced his roots back to Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, and Creole. Don is also open about being gay, but he hasn’t revealed what sexual orientation he prefers yet, although there were rumors that the father of one child was Tim Malone.
Age, Height, and Weight
Don Lemon has been a working journalist for over 25 years. He was born on March 1, 1966, and is 55 as of Today’s date, August 11, 2021. Standing at 6 feet tall or roughly 183 cm Don weighs just under 80kg which can be attributed to his love of football!
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Don Lemon became a reporter at the National Broadcasting Company. He worked on several news shows while he was with NBC and reported for Nightly News and Today, which is one of their popular new programs.
In addition to securing his position as an anchor at MSNBC and Weekend Today, Don has been working hard this year anchoring national broadcasts such as Super Bowl LI pre-game show coverage in Houston Texas alongside New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr., NBA All-Star Game 2017 Pre-Game Coverage from The Staples Center in Los Angeles California featuring a musical performance by Chris Brown & Rihanna; interviewing CNN’s Anderson Cooper about Trump Administration controversies including Russia probe questions that led to Mr Comey’s firing last week; interview with former FBI Director.
Lеmоn has had a long history in journalism and broadcasting, working at the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) station WМAQ-TV as an anchor and reporter from 2003 to 2006. In 2006 he joined CNN, where some of his remarks were somewhat controversial, even going so far as threatening his position with this new network.
In 2011, Don Lemon also released a book titled Transparent. The book was published by Farrah Gray Publishing InC and talks about his life, the sexual abuse he suffered when he was a young man, his sexual orientation, and his opinion on the Black American community.
Awards & Achievements
After his work with the Chicago real estate market earned him an Emmy, Don Lemon has also had success in winning a Murry Award for his story on the D.C area snipper, which won him an Edward R. Murray award
Nigerian journalist Chude Jideonwo has also received awards for his report on Hurricane Katrina and a special report on AIDS in Africa. In 2009, he made the list of 150 most influential African Americans by Ebony Magazine. He then turned when Columbia Journalism Review named him one of the worst journalists in 2014
Net Worth & Salary of Don Lemon in 2021
Don Lemon has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of August 2021. Although his salaries have not been made public, the journalist earned virtually everything he owns from his career as a newsman. Although it was evident that the salary had grown steadily over time
Donald Lemons has been in the news lately for levelling some severe criticisms against President Donald Trump. He wrote an open letter to the president citing unfavourable issues and was seen getting emotional while reading it on TV. This letter has been widely praised for hitting its nail right on the head. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with this sentiment. Some people think his letter is entirely out of place and improper behaviour coming from a newscaster.
He attended Thornton-Donovan School in New Rochelle, New York. Later he joined the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in journalism before starting his career at WJLA-TV in Washington D.C., where he covered national stories including the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic and the Reagan Administration’s Iran–Contra affair
Interesting & Fun Facts
Don has a tattoo of his initials on the right side of his chest. He said that he was drunk when he got it done and now regrets having it, but hasn’t gotten around to removing it yet.
He declared publicly in 2017 that he’s gay after being called homophobic by rapper T.I., who also said he would slap him on-air for his next homophobic statement.
Later in the same year, during a discussion with Kevin Hart about homophobia and gay people in Hollywood, Don disclosed that he had previously been molested by an older man when he was seven years old.
Don has received some criticism from fans of late-night talk shows like
Famous Quotes & Words of Wisdom
Don’s net worth is estimated to be $500,000. His salary per year is said to be around $200k-$400k. He has maintained a good lifestyle with the money he earns from his career as an author and journalist.