Don Lemon is a US television’s captivating journalist. Don Lemon formally joined CNN in September 2006 as a news anchor. Not only that, he serves CNN as a news anchor based in New York City and side-by-side hosts CNN Tonight.
Don Lemon has officially declared himself as a gay publicly and is dating his boyfriend Tim Malone. Don seems to be in love with his boyfriend Tim and is seen walking hand in hand and sharing smooches in a loving way.
Officially, he was born on March 1, 1966, and Baton Rouge and spent his most of his childhood memories in same place Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the United States itself.
He belongs to the African-American ethnicity or black ethnic group.
Though, He holds an American nationality. Currently, he lives happily in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now 52 years of age and still looks young, dashing and handsome.
Lemon has published his memoir entitled “Transparent” in May 2011 and revealed about his painful childhood as a victim of the sexual abuse.
He disclosed about it with his mother when he was 30 years old that he publicly made an announcement on September 25, 2010; and accusation of involvement of Georgia Bishop Eddie Long about sexual abuse in his Church for male teenagers.
Don Lemon’ height is 6ft (1.83 m) tall followed by a well-balanced weight and managed built. Lemon’s physical stature is manly which is further elevated by his dark hair and eyes.
Just After completion of his high-school education, he graduated from Brooklyn College in New York and Louisiana State University with a degree on broadcast journalism.
During his student days, he was very friendly, punctual, well-maintained grooming, obedient and disciplined because of what he was always praised by his classmates and teachers.
He too possesses numerous qualities as he was very fun loving who stayed first in extra-curricular activities and study.
Initially Lemon started to work in New York City at WNYW TV 5 as a news assistant during his college life.
He also presented and broadcasted as a weekend anchor for the WCAU TV 10 in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia; as an investigative reporter and anchor for the KTVI TV 2 in St. Louis; and for the WBRC TV 6 in Birmingham, Alabama as an anchor simultaneously.
In addition, he too reported for the NBC News in New York City and contributed for the Today and NBC Nightly News as a correspondence; and for the Weekend Today and MSNBC as an anchor.
With his continuous effort and his possessive qualities he too became an icon in the eyes of his coworkers and boss.
He started his professional journalism career as a reporter at NBC O&O Station WMAQ-TV in Chicago in August 2003 and also served as local news co-anchor.
Later, he quit the NBC and joined CNN in September 2006. After joining CNN he became the celebrities and his happy days just started.
He became a host of the prime-time weekend edition of CNN in New York as well as CNN news anchor and presenter.
He is open-minded and crystal-clear on his profession at CNN and critiqued the status of cable news and raise poignant issues publicly about the network cable.
Additionally, he had disclosed his remarks on improvement for the African-American community. He too raised voice against the racial discrimination and woman and child abuse issues.
He had an opportunity to cover the 2008 presidential ballot votes and reported feedback on the live coverage.
He interviewed with House Representative Rahm Emanuel who has been appointed as Chief of Staff for President-elect Barack Obama.
Also, he has interviewed with the oldest voter, 106-years old Anne Cooper in that time. He has supported immensely including reporting and broadcasting much-breaking news throughout his career in CNN.
He had an opportunity to report and unveiled exposed both tragic incidents in Colorado Theater Shooting and Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.
Since 2007, he disseminated factual reports such as the Minneapolis Bridge breakdown and tragic disaster events, i.e., Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana; and the untimely sad demise of pop singer Michael Jackson in 2009.
He had also demonstrated the wide coverage of top news about the death of Joplin Tornado and Osama Bin Laden. Both are documented and presented in the CNN documentary entitled “Race and Rage.”
In addition, he had also presented and reported news analysis on the Tsunami and earthquake occurred in Japan at the beginning of 2011.
He is the key persons reporting the incident of Ferguson 2014. In process of his work, he is even pushed by a policy which is not a fair treatment and it’s a challenge to the media industry.
Don Lemon is an American journalist and television anchor who has a net worth of $3 million. Dan Lemon’s estimated annual salary in CNN is $720,000 USD.
He was listed as one of the 150 most influential African Americans by Ebony magazine in 2009. For his milestone coverage on arrest and capture of Sniper in the Washington, D.C. Area, he honored by conferred the prestigious R. Murrow Award.
Besides that, he was a recipient of several awards and recognition on his commendable reports on HIV AIDS epidemic in Africa continent.
In addition, he was honored and awarded on his life-threatening or life-risking coverage and report on the Hurricane Katrina catastrophic.
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His annual salary cited at 720k, and he declared his earning fortune of $3.0 million by hosting the prime-time weekend edition of the CNN.