Donald Carlton Lemon is a popular American television journalist. He has anchored many news programs in the television stations in Alabama and Pennsylvania. Then he began to work as a news correspondent for NBC. In 2006 he worked for CNN as a news correspondent. On 2014 he became famous because of working as a presenter of CNN Tonight. He received the Edward R. Murrow Award and also three regional Emmy awards for his great work on television stations. Moroever, he is an openly gay man. Don Lemon is a great anchor because of his bold views. He has won several awards and recognitions for his work.
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The birthdate of Don Lemon is March 1, 1966, and his birthplace is Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His ancestry is Creole and African-American. Don Lemon parents are Mr Richardson and Katherine Clark. He went to Baker High School which is a high school located in Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish. Then he attended Louisiana State University and in 1996 graduated out of Brooklyn College. After that, he majored in broadcast journalism. When he was at Brooklyn College he served as an intern at WNYW. Moreover, he also did several jobs at TV Stations.
- Beginning Career
In his early career Lemon worked as a weekend news anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama. He also worked as an anchor and investigative reporter for KTVI in St. Louis, Missouri. Then on NBC, he worked as a correspondent for Today and NBC Nightly News. He also served as an anchor for Weekend Today.
- CNN Career
On 2006 Lemon started to work for CNN. On 2014 he hosted the CNN’s New Year’s Eve special. Don Lemon CNN also freely criticised some of the actions of the channel. He has outspokenly criticised Trump of being a racist in one of the news. So after that, he became a target of Trump and white supremacists. Don Lemon podcast is Silence is not an option where he speaks on topics like Black to the future, Black women did that, Blaxit and more. In his 2011 memoir he came out as a gay and is one of the few openly gay black men in the broadcasting profession.
On 2017 Lemon met real estate agent Tim Malone in 2017. After that, the two started dating. In 2019 the couple revealed that they got engaged. Therefore very soon he is going to be Don Lemon husband. He is thirty-six years old and Lemon is fifty-four years old. Don Lemon has two siblings named Leisa Lemon and Yma Lemon. His elder sister Leisa died at the age of fifty-eight because of accidental drowning in a pond when she was fishing. Lemon is very close to his mother who is his great support in life.
The net worth of Don Lemon
As Don Lemon is a well-known television anchor and correspondent he has earned a lot of money throughout the years. Don Lemon net worth is $12 million. For his career in CNN, Don Lemon salary was $4 million. According to sources he is one of the richest anchors in CNN. This influential anchor owns a home in Hampton’s neighbourhood of Sag Harbor worth $6 million.