Don Lemon is a well-known American journalist who has been a host on CNN for many years.
He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on March 1, 1966. Lemon has won several awards, including a Regional Emmy Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award.
He was the presenter of the show Don Lemon Tonight from 2014 to 2022 and is currently a co-host of CNN This Morning.
Who is CNN Host Don Lemon?
Lemon’s father was a prominent attorney who played a role in the successful lawsuit challenging the segregation of public transportation in Baton Rouge.
Lemon was born under the surname of his mother’s then-husband and discovered that Wilmon was his father when he was five.
He attended Baker High School in the town of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish and Louisiana State University, where he voted for Ronald Reagan. He later graduated from Brooklyn College with a major in broadcast journalism.
Lemon’s career began with reporting as a weekend news anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama, and WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He also worked as an anchor and investigative reporter for Fox affiliate KTVI in St. Louis, Missouri, and Fox’s Chicago affiliate. Lemon reported for NBC News’s New York City operations, including working as a correspondent for Today, and NBC Nightly News; and as an anchor on Weekend Today and programs on MSNBC.
He joined CNN in September 2006. He has won three Emmys for local reporting while at WMAQ. Lemon has been outspoken in his work at CNN, criticizing the state of cable news and questioning the network publicly.
Lemon has voiced strong opinions on ways that the African American community can improve their lives, which has caused some controversy.
His 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 proclaimed that “The president of the United States is racist. A lot of us already knew that.”
Don Lemon Tonight and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
In 2014, CNN began to pilot prime-time shows hosted by Lemon, including The Eleventh Hour and The Don Lemon Show.
After the realignment of CNN’s schedule following the cancellation of Piers Morgan Live, his show The Don Lemon Show was replaced by CNN Tonight, where Lemon became the permanent host.
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.
Who is CNN Host Don Lemon’s wife?
Lemon has a partner named Tim Malone, to whom he is engaged.