Don Lemon Biography
Don Lemon born in the United States of America as Donald Carlton Lemon is an Award-winning journalist working as the CNN Tonight anchor that airs on weeknights at 10 pm. He is also a reporter for CNN/U.S. With programming. Lemon joined CNN in September 2006 and was based out of the network’s New York office.
How old is Don Lemon? – Age
The CNN Tonight anchor is 54 years old as of March 1, 2020. He was born in 1966 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.
Don Lemon Family – Parents and Siblings
Don comes from a family of three siblings and they were raised by their mother Katherine Clark. He had two siblings: older sister L’Tanya Lemon Grimes — known as “Leisha” to her friends and family and Lemon. However, on January 31, 2018, Leisa died while on a fishing excursion in Denham Springs, L.A. She reportedly tripped and fell into a pond where she accidentally drowned.
Is Don Lemon Engaged? – Gay? – Who is Don Lemon’s Fiance – Spouse
He made the announcement on him being gay in 2016 as he talked of the importance of being an “open book” and at the same time released his book that is titled “Transparent.” At a 2017 coverage of the New Year’s Eve on CNN, Lemon introduced his beau, Tim Malone, as they kissed on-air. Tim is a real estate agent and the couple allegedly met in 2017.
In April 2019, Tim asked Lemon to marry him. The couple’s proposal enlisted the help of their dogs, Barkley and Boomer, who had tags that read, “Daddy Will You Marry Papa?” and Malone later posted a photo of the proposal with the caption “HE SAID YES!”
Don Lemon Career
At Brooklyn College, Lemon serves on the Board of Trustees. He received a degree from Brooklyn College in broadcast journalism and also attended Louisiana State University. A news veteran of Chicago, in the days leading up to the 2008 presidential election, Lemon reported from Chicago, including an interview with then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel on the day he accepted President-elect Barack Obama’s position as Chief of Staff. He also interviewed Anne Cooper, President-elect Obama’s 106-year-old voter, after seeing Lemon’s interview with Cooper on CNN, highlighted in his election night acceptance speech.
From several breaking news reports, including Hurricane Florence in 2018, Las Vegas shooting in 2017, Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub in 2016, Charleston church shooting in 2015, Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody, the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO in 2014, the George Zimmerman trial in 2013, the Boston maritime trial in 2013, Lemon has reported and anchored on the scene for CNN in 2007.
Lemon has also anchored the network’s news coverage of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, the Arab Spring, Osama Bin Laden’s death, and the Joplin Tornado. For CNN’s documentary Race and Rage: The Beating of Rodney King, which aired 20 years to the day of the beating, Lemon posted. In his ‘No Talking Points ‘ segment, he is also known for keeping politicians and elected officials accountable.
After acting as co-anchor at 5 p.m., Lemon joined CNN. Newscast for Chicago’s NBC5 News. After working in New York as a correspondent for NBC News, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News, he joined the station in August 2003 as an anchor and reporter. Lemon has served as an anchor on Weekend Today and on MSNBC, in addition to his reporting in New York. While at NBC, Lemon covered the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, SARS in Canada, and many other national and global reports. Lemon has worked as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for WCAU-TV, an affiliate of NBC in Philadelphia, an anchor and investigative reporter for KTVI-TV in St. Louis, and an anchor for WBRC-TV in Birmingham, in addition to NBC5 and NBC News. As a news assistant, he started his career at WNYW in New York City while still in college.
He was named one of the Ebony Power 150 in 2009 by Ebony: the most prominent Blacks in America. For his coverage of the capture of Washington, D.C., he received an Edward R. Murrow award. Uh, snipers. For his work on the AIDS epidemic in Africa and Hurricane Katrina, he won an Emmy for a special report on real estate in Chicagoland and numerous other awards. In 2006, for his reporting in Africa and a business story about Craigslist, an online forum, he received three more local Emmys.
What is Don Lemon’s annual salary? – Net Worth
He earns an annual salary of $4 million. The anchor has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2020.