Don Lemon Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Nov, 2018
Facts of Don Lemon
Date of Birth: 1966 , March-1
Age: 55 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Don Lemon
Birth Name Donald Dilworth Lemon
Father Mr. Richardson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ethnicity Black Ethnicity
Profession Television journalist
Working For CNN
Net Worth $3 Million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Famous for Journalist
Married to N/A
Divorce N/A
Education Louisiana State University
Awards Emmy Award,Edward R. Murrow Award
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
TV Show CNN Newsroom, The Big Brass Ring
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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. He is a news anchor for CNN based in New York City and hosts CNN Tonight.

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.

He has also voiced strong opinions on ways that the African-American community can improve themselves, which has caused some controversy. He has hosted CNN's New Year's Eve special from New Orleans since 2014.

In a much-reported broadcast in January 2018, Lemon introduced his broadcast with, “This is CNN Tonight, I’m Don Lemon. The President of the United States is racist.”

Don Lemon's Net Worth And Salary

Don Lemon's net worth is $3 million at present. He is receiving a satisfied amount of salary from his career. He is a popular journalist as he set his different image and represents the Black community. He has earned the annual salary of $128 thousand from his career.

He earned the Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting and coverage of the D.C, Maryland, and Virginia-area sniper shooting of 2002.

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.

On January 31, 2018, Lemon's sister, L'Tanya "Leisa" Lemon Grimes, died at the age of 58; police concluded that her death was an accidental drowning in a pond while fishing. After being absent for approximately a week, he opened the show on February 6 by thanking everyone who wished him "prayers and words of encouragement". He said that conservatives, like Sean Hannity, were among the first to call, which illustrated how they actually respect each other and have good relations, even though they disagree on the issues.

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.