Don Lemon Biography
|Date of Birth:||1966 , March-1|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 feet 5 inch|
|Birth Name||Donald Dilworth Lemon|
|Birth Place/City||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Education||Louisiana State University|
|Awards||Emmy Award,Edward R. Murrow Award|
|Online Presence||Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia|
|TV Show||CNN Newsroom, The Big Brass Ring|
Donald Davis Lemon is known as Don Lemon in his professional life. Don Lemon is the name of an American journalist and television news anchor who is currently working for CNN as a primetime news anchor and also serves at Brooklyn College as an additional lecturer.
Early Life And Education Of Don Lemon
Born in the year 1966 March 1 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he belongs to Afro-American race and has the American nationality. He has been sexually abused when he was 7 years old. He has majored from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York from broadcast journalism. He also has attended Louisiana State University. There is not much information available on his earlier life.
When Don was in college, he had worked as a news assistant for WNYW network in New York. He also has the experience of working as a weekend anchor for WCAU network based in Philadelphia. After his graduation, he worked for KTVI St. Louis as an anchor and investigative reporter and also as an anchor for WBRC Birmingham based on Alabama as an anchor.
Don Lemon's Career
Afterward, he got affiliated with NBC News as a reporter. He reported for NBC News’ New York City Operations and also worked as a correspondent for the shows Today and NBC Nightly News.
He also became an anchor for MSNBC AND Weekend Today on the network. In 2003, he began to work at NBC O&O station WMAQ-TV based in Chicago as a reporter and local news co-anchor. In September 2006, Don Lemon joined in CNN network and working in the network afterward.
Lemon has the image of the outspoken journalist as he does not hesitate to criticize and question the state of cable news publicly. He was also on the controversy of his habit where he had discussed his views on improving the African American community.
Don Lemon's Net Worth And Salary
He is a popular journalist as he set his different image and represents the Black community. He has a very good net worth of US $ 3 million and receiving a satisfied amount as his salary.
Standing the height of five feet and 6 inches tall, which is not a good height for a man, he has a very good personality. He has reached the age of 48 years by 2014 but still has the same enthusiasm and enigma as of his youth.
Don Lemon's Personal Life
Don Lemon is also an author. He has written a book named “Transparent”, released in 2011, which is related to his personal life and sexuality, also has discussed on colorism in the black community, homophobia and sexual abuse as he was one of the victims. It was then when he publicly came out as gay.
There is not much information on his personal life but there was a rumor that he got married to an actress named Stephanie Ortiz. This must be a false one as he has publicized himself as a gay. In his boyfriend’s list, it is rumored that he had dated to Calvin Harris previously and has been dating with Dustin Lance Black. The news has not been confirmed by Lemon yet.
For his work, Don Lemon has won an Emmy Award. It was for the special report on the real estate market in Chicago. He has also received an Edward R. Murrow Award for the coverage on D.C area sniper. Besides, he has won a number of awards for his report on Hurricane Katrina and HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Don Lemon has been voted as one of the 150 most influential Afro-American by Ebony magazine. His fans can read his biography on different internet sites including Wikipedia. Besides, he can also be followed in Twitter so his fans can get more news on his recent activities and get updated with his work and life.