Don Lemon Bio, Age, Height, CNN, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Don Lemon Bio, Wiki

Don Lemon is an American award-winning television journalist and author, who works as a reporter/anchor at CNN Tonight, and airs weeknights at 10 p.m. He has been working with this station since  September 2006. 

Don Lemon Age

Lemon is 56 years old as of 2022. He was born on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America.

Don Lemon Height

Lemon stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 0 inches.

Don Lemon Education

Lemon serves as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, teaching and participating in a curriculum designed around new media. He earned a degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College and also attended Louisiana State University.

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Don Lemon Career

Lemon works as an anchor at CNN. He anchors Don Lemon Tonight airing weeknights at 10 pm. Also, he works as a reporter across CNN/U.S. programming. In New York, he is the #1 bestselling Times writer of This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism. Lemon reported from Chicago in the days leading up to the 2008 presidential election, like an interview with then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel on the day he accepted the position of Chief of Staff for President-elect Barack Obama. He also interviewed the 106-year-old voter, Anne Cooper, after President-elect Obama saw Lemon’s interview with Cooper on CNN he highlighted in his election night acceptance speech.

Lemon co-moderated the first 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate, he also worked as a moderator for CNN’s political town halls and co-hosted a Color of Covid special that addressed the pandemic’s impact on communities of color. He was the network’s leading voice directing viewers through the death of George Floyd and the summer of nationwide protests and riots.

Lemon has anchored and reported on the scene for CNN from numerous breaking news stories, like the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub (2016), the crisis in Ukraine (2022), the school shooting in Uvalde, TX (2022), the death of Whitney Houston, the Inaugural of the 44th President in Washington, D.C.,  the Charleston church shooting (2015), MO (2014), the George Zimmerman trial (2013), the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the Boston Marathon bombing (2013), the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012), the Colorado Theater Shooting (2012), the Minneapolis bridge collapse (2007) and Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana (2008).

He has also anchored the network’s breaking news reporting of the Arab Spring, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Joplin tornado, and the death of Osama Bin Laden. He is also known for holding politicians and public officials accountable in his “No Talking Points” segment.

After working as a co-anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast for NBC5 News in Chicago he joined CNN. In New York, Lemon worked as an anchor on Weekend Today and on MSNBC. He reported SARS in Canada, the explosion of Space Shuttle Columbia, and other stories of national and global importance while at NBC.

Lemon started his career at WNYW in New York City as a news assistant while still in college. At WCAU-TV Lemon has worked as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter, an NBC affiliate in Philadelphia, and at KTVI-TV in St. Louis, he has worked as an anchor and investigative reporter. and an anchor for WBRC-TV in Birmingham.

Ebony named him one of the Ebony Power 150: the most influential Blacks in America in 2009. For his reporting of the capture of the Washington, D.C. snipers he has earned an Edward R. Murrow award. He won an Emmy for a special report on real estate in Chicagoland and various other awards for his reporting on the AIDS epidemic in Africa and Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, he won three more local Emmys for his reporting in Africa and a business feature about Craigslist, an online community in 2006.

Don Lemon CNN

Lemon works at CNN where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Melissa Knowles
  2. Abby Phillip
  3. Bianca Nobilo
  4. Robin Meade
  5. Jake Tapper
  6. Christina Macfarlane
  7. Chris Wallace
  8. Anderson Cooper
  9. Alisyn Camerota
  10. Jim Acosta

Don Lemon Net Worth

In Lemon’s career as an anchor, he has accumulated a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Don Lemon Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Don Lemon Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Lemon was born to his single working mother, Katherine Lemon Clark. His father, Mr. Richardson, played a positive role in Lemon’s young life. His great-grandfather was of French descent, in addition to Nigerian, Cameroonian, and Congolese ancestry. He grew up with his sisters, Yma and Leisa, and grew up in West Baton Rouge and Port Allen, where they lived with their mother and grandmother until 1976 when their mother married Lemon’s stepfather. On January 31, 2018, his sister L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes died at the age of 58 after drowning in a pond while fishing, and police concluded that Tanya’s death was accidental.

Don Lemon Spouse

Lemon is in a relationship with his husband, Tim Malone, a real estate agent. The duo met in 2017, after which they began dating. During the 2018 New Year’s eve, Lemon went on to disclose his private relationship with his boyfriend, Tim Malone which seemed to have materialized so fast just after a year. While they were singing and having fun during the live feature, he called his boyfriend to join in the interview where they shared a warm kiss and later told him, ” I love you baby!” which cleared the air that he was dating him. In April 2019, they announced that they were engaged.

Don Lemon Kids

Lemon manages to keep information regarding whether he has any children away from the public. However, an update regarding his children will be done once available.

Don Lemon Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on her social media accounts where he/she posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 1.4M followers, around 986kfollowers on her Facebook page, and about 700k followers on his Instagram account.