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 58, 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
58 years old
Zodiac Sign
$3 Million
$4 Million
Social Media
Don Lemon Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 58 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 Life

Don Lemon (born March 1, 1966) is an American television journalist best known as the host of CNN Tonight as well as a CNN news reporter. He anchored weekend news shows on local television networks in Alabama and Pennsylvania in his early days as a journalist.

After joining CNN in 2006, he began working as a reporter for NBC on its television shows, including Today and NBC Nightly News.

Lemon is also a recipient of three regional Emmy Awards.

Early life

Lemon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Katherine Marie (Bouligney) and Wilmon Lee Richardson. His father was a well-known attorney who was instrumental in a case that gained segregation of public transportation in Baton Rouge. Lemon was born under the surname of his mother's then-husband, and he discovered Wilmon was his father when he was five years old. He has mainly African-American roots, as well as Creole; his maternal grandmother was the daughter of a black mother and a white father, who had French and Scotish roots. He attended Baker High School, a public high school in East Baton Rouge Parish. During his senior year, Lemon was named class president.

Lemon attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1996, majoring in broadcast journalism. He interned at WNYW while at Brooklyn College. He worked with Fox affiliates in St. Louis and Chicago for many years and was a reporter for NBC affiliates in Philadelphia and Chicago.

Personal life

Lemon lives in a Harlem apartment and has another home in Sag Harbor, New York, which is located on Long Island.

During an on-air interview with members of Bishop Eddie Long's congregation in September 2010, Lemon discussed being sexually molested as a child but that he didn't tell his mother about it until he was thirty years old.

Transparent, Lemon's debut in 2011 came out as gay, having been out of his personal life and with close friends, becoming "one of the few openly gay black men in broadcasting." He also addressed colorism in the black community and sexual assault as a youth. Tyler Clementi, a college student who committed suicide after his roommate outed him on the internet, has dedicated the book to him. Lemon also said that he had been aware of his sexuality since the age of five or six.

He was laced with racial insults in October 2017, and he wrote a police report outlining the incident.

L'Tanya "Leisa" Lemon Grimes, Lemon's sister, died on January 31, 2018 at the age of 58; police determined that her death was accidental drowning in a pond while fishing. After being out for about a week, he opened his show on February 6 by thanking anyone who wished him "prayers and words of encouragement."

Lemon first met real estate agent Tim Malone in 2017, which is when the two met for the first time. The couple announced in April 2019 that they were engaged.


Don Lemon Career


Lemon began his career as a weekend news anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama, and for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition, he was an anchor and investigative reporter for KTVI in St. Louis, Missouri. Lemon spent time in New York City for NBC News, including serving as a reporter for both Today and NBC Nightly News; and as an anchor on Weekend Today and MSNBC's Weekend Today and programs. He began working at NBC-owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV in Chicago in 2003, as a reporter and local news co-anchor. While at WMAQ, he received three Emmy Awards for local reporting.

In September 2006, Lemon joined CNN. He has been outspoken in his CNN work, criticizing the state of cable news and questioning the network explicitly. He has also shared his strong opinions on how the African American community can enhance their lives, which has sparked some controversy.

CNN began to host prime time shows hosted by Lemon in 2014, including The Eleventh Hour and The Don Lemon Show. Following the demise of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Lemon began to host a special, nightly program focusing on aviation experts' coverage and analysis of the case. Following a realignment of CNN's schedule following Piers Morgan Live's demise, this hour was replaced by CNN Tonight; Lemon will later become the hour's permanent host, with Don Lemon of CNN Tonight. Lemon has appeared in CNN's New Year's Eve as a reporter from a city in the Central Time Zone, most often alongside fellow CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin.

Lemon's outspoken criticism of Donald Trump's administration as well as allegations of bigotry made him a target of the president. Lemon opened the program in January 2018 after Trump infamously referred to El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras as "shitholes" during a meeting on immigration, following a statement that "the president of the United States is racist." "A lot of us already knew" was the case.

Lemon argued that Americans should not "demonize any one group or any one group," and that domestic terrorism by white Americans, which "most of them radicalized to the right," were a greater threat to the country's security than foreigners in October 2018. "There is no travel ban on [white people], they have the Muslim ban, there is no white guy ban, so what can be done about it?" Lemon's remarks were criticized by conservative commentators who said that Americans should not "demonize any one group or one ethnic group." Lemon cited statistics from the Government Accountability Office's study indicating that there had been 255 deaths between September 12, 2001 and December 31, 2016, including domestic terrorists, and that far-right militants killed outranked those by Islamic militants in ten of the 15 years monitored. No deaths were attributed to far-left militant attacks in the same period.

Lemon, along with CNN fellow journalist Chris Cuomo, will launch The Handoff Podcast in May 2021. The show will be teleprompter-free, with "politics and personal" at the forefront. Don Lemon's show was retitled to simply Don Lemon Tonight, and Lemon apologised for the fact that he teased the rebranding on his show, saying he "didn't mean to set the internet on fire" in reference to viewers who mistakenly believed that Lemon will be removed from CNN.

During Jussie Smollett's testimony on December 6, 2021, he stated that he was in touch with Lemon during the early stages of a police probe into a suspected hate crime attack. Smollett, who was debating under oath, said Lemon sent a note to the Chicago Police Department that there were doubts about his account of what transpired. Lemon has been chastised for failing to mention his role in the investigation when he appeared on the trial late in the evening on December 6.

It was announced in February 2022 that it would be hosted a talk show for CNN's then-forthcoming streaming service, The Don Lemon Show, which will be hosted in February 2022. However, only two episodes were able to be published in the service's sole month of operation in April 2022, before shutting down.

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


Tech CEO accused of forcing ex-assistant to be his 'sex slave' claims Hollywood lawyer tried to lure him into $10MILLION payday over text by threatening he'd be exposed on 'major media outlet', April 10, 2024
Christian Lanng, the 45-year-old who left Silicon Valley's Tradeshift in September of last year when the allegations surfaced, made the claims in a countersuit filed Tuesday in Northern California District Court. The suit cites text messages sent from high-profile Hollywood attorney Bryan Freedman to Lanng in September as supposed proof of the alleged extortion plot. A month before, the lawyer - who's represented the likes of Don Lemon and Bethenny Frankel - appeared on TMZ , touting up a copy of a document emblazoned with the phrase 'slave contract'. The document had names on it redacted, and was produced as Freedman spoke about a separate case. Lanng's lawyers, however, claim the display was 'a clear threat to counterclaimant,' one made before the alleged extortion attempt. Langg says the lawyer threatened to leak the story to TMZ if the sum was not paid.

As they leave NYC wedding reception attended by disgraced stars Matt Lauer and Alec Baldwin, Don Lemon, 58, and his new husband Tim Malone, 40, are all smiling, April 7, 2024
Don Lemon, 58, and Tim Malone, 40, were joking and relaxed as they walked hand in hand out of their NYC wedding reception just before midnight on Sunday. Despite some poor press in recent years, a select group of media celebrities was invited to the exclusive gathering. Matt Lauer, who was barred from his job as host of Today by NBC in 2017, was seen clutching the hand of his girlfriend Shamin Abas moments before the happy couple emerged (right).

Matt Lauer, a disgraced ex-NBC executive, fired ex-CNN director Jeff Zucker, and 'killer' Alec Baldwin all arrived for the ousted ex-CNN host Don Lemon's NYC wedding, April 6, 2024
Don Lemon and his fiancé Time Malone were contacted by Harris, who wished them a'marriage full of love, laughter, and good food.' (left). Lemon, 58, is set to wed Malone, 40, at Ralph Lauren's Polo bar half a decade after they were engaged and on his partner's birthday. Guests, including Lemon's former CNN boss Jeff Zucker (right), were seen arriving at the venue ahead of the formal event.
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