Don Lemon

TV Show Host

Don Lemon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States on March 1st, 1966 and is the TV Show Host. At the age of 56, Don Lemon biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Don Carlton Lemon, Don
Date of Birth
March 1, 1966
United States
Place of Birth
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
56 years old
Zodiac Sign
$3 Million
$4 Million
Social Media
Don Lemon Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 56 years old, Don Lemon has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Don Lemon Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Baker High School, Brooklyn College, Louisiana State University
Don Lemon Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Tim Malone (2017-Present)
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Dating / Affair
Tim Malone (2017-Present)
Katherine Clark
Leisa Lemon (Older Sister), Yma Lemon (Older Sister), L’Tanya Lemon Grimes (Sister) (Deceased)
Other Family
Frank Bouligney (Maternal Grandfather), Mary H. (Maternal Grandmother)
Don Lemon Career

Early in his career, Lemon reported as a weekend news anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama and for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also, he was an anchor and investigative reporter for KTVI in St. Louis, Missouri. Lemon reported for NBC News's New York City operations, including working as a correspondent for both Today, and NBC Nightly News; and as an anchor on Weekend Today and programs on MSNBC. In 2003, he began working at NBC owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV in Chicago, and was a reporter and local news co-anchor. He won three Emmys for local reporting while at WMAQ.

Lemon joined CNN in September 2006. He has been outspoken in his work at CNN, criticizing the state of cable news and questioning the network publicly. He has also voiced strong opinions on ways that the African American community can improve their lives, which has caused some controversy.

In 2014, CNN began to pilot prime time shows hosted by Lemon, including The Eleventh Hour and The Don Lemon Show. Following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Lemon began to host a special, nightly program featuring discussion and analysis of the event by aviation experts. After a realignment of CNN's schedule following the cancellation of Piers Morgan Live, this hour was replaced by the news program CNN Tonight; Lemon would later become the permanent host of the hour as CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. Lemon has also participated in CNN's New Year's Eve Live as a correspondent from a city in the Central Time Zone, most often alongside fellow CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin.

Lemon's outspoken criticism of the administration of Donald Trump and accusations of racism made him a target of the president. In January 2018, after Trump controversially referred to countries such as El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras as "shitholes" during a meeting on immigration, Lemon opened the program with a proclamation that "The president of the United States is racist. A lot of us already knew that."

In October 2018, during a discussion with Chris Cuomo on Cuomo Prime Time amid the Jeffersontown shooting, Lemon argued that Americans shouldn't "demonize any one group or any one ethnicity", and that domestic terrorism by white Americans, "most of them radicalized to the right", were a bigger threat to the safety of the country than foreigners. He went on toask, "there is no travel ban on [white people], they have the Muslim ban, there is no white guy ban, so what do we do about that?” Lemon's remarks were criticized by conservative figures, who felt that it was "race baiting" and contradicted his suggestion that Americans should not "demonize any one group or any one ethnicity". In response to the criticism, Lemon cited data from a report by the Government Accountability Office stating that there had been 255 fatalities between September 12, 2001 and December 31, 2016, involving domestic extremists, and that killings by far-right extremists outranked those by Islamic extremists in 10 of the 15 years tracked. In the same period, no deaths were credited to attacks by far-left extremists.

In May 2021, it was announced that Lemon, along with CNN fellow journalist Chris Cuomo, would launch a podcast named The Handoff. The audio show will center around "politics and personal" and will be teleprompter-free. On May 17, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon was retitled to simply Don Lemon Tonight; Lemon apologized for how he teased the rebranding on his show, stating that he "didn't mean to set the internet on fire"—in reference to viewers who thought that Lemon would be departing CNN.

During testimony of Jussie Smollett on December 6, 2021, he said that he was in contact with Lemon during the early part of a police investigation into an alleged hate crime attack. While testifying under oath, Smollett claimed Lemon sent a text that the Chicago Police Department had doubts about his account of what transpired. Lemon has received criticism for not mentioning his role in the case when he reported on the trial late in the evening on December 6.

In February 2022, it was announced that he would be hosting a talk show for CNN's then-forthcoming streaming service CNN+ called The Don Lemon Show. However, only two episodes managed to be released in the service's sole month of operation in April 2022, before shutting down.

On September 15, 2022, it was announced that Lemon will co-anchor a new CNN morning show with Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow later in the year. On October 12, 2022, it was announced that the morning show will be named CNN This Morning.


Watch Tyre Nichols bodycam video that led to murder charges, January 28, 2023
The Memphis Police Department has released harrowing bodycam footage of five police officers fatally beating Tyre Nichols following a traffic stop for purported reckless driving. The video released on Friday night shows Nichols, 29, crying out for his mother multiple times during the brutal January 7 assault, which took place just a few blocks from his home. 'Mom! Mom!' screams Nichols as he is pinned to the ground by multiple officers, pepper sprayed, and beaten following a foot chase. All five officers involved in the killing were charged with second-degree murder in killing Nichols, with the district attorney saying that though they all played different roles, 'they are all responsible.' Still, police across the nation are bracing for potential violent unrest in response to the graphic and highly disturbing footage. 

Tyre Nichols' mom breaks down after being told he begged for her during vicious beating, January 27, 2023
Tyre, 29, died in hospital on January 10, three days after a traffic stop that ended with him being severely injured. Four of the five Memphis Police officers charged with his death have since been released on a combined $1million bond after being arrested yesterday. His mother RowVaughn Wells describes feeling her son's pain as the officers viciously beat him just a few blocks from their home - with Tyre letting out 'gut-wrenching screams' for his mother. She breaks down as she said the five black officers beat her 150lb son 'like a pinata' - adding that his assault was like that of Rodney King in 1991. RowVaughn told Don Lemon: 'Yes, he cried out for me, because I'm his mother. He was trying to get home to safety. He was a mamma's boy

Tyre Nichols death: Five fired Memphis police charged with second-degree murder, January 26, 2023
The five officers involved in the brutal death of Tyre Nichols have been arrested and charged with second degree murder. Each of the officers have been charged with two counts of official misconduct, one count of second-degree murder, official oppression, aggravated assault-act in concert and an additional two counts of aggravated kidnapping.
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