Don Lemon is an American Journalist and Anchor. Don Lemon is the anchor for CNN popular for his work on ‘NBC’ and ‘MSNBC’.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Don Lemon was born on 1st March 1966 and is currently 54 years old. His birth name is Don Carlton Lemon and his zodiac sign is Pisces. Likewise, Don was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, talking about his ethnicity, he has a mixed ethnic background. Don has Creole ancestry where his great grandfather has French descent. Additionally, he also has Nigerian, Cameroonian, and Congolese ancestry. Likewise, he follows Christianity. Regarding his family background, Don Lemon is the son of Mr. Richardson and Katherine Clark. Likewise, he has two sisters whose names are Yma and Leise.
Don spent his childhood with his mother and grandmother in west Baton Rouge and Port Allen. Moreover, he later reported being sexually abused by a teenage male neighbor at the age of five. Don told this in an on-air interview with members of Bishop Eddie Long’s congregation. Likewise, he further shared that he told to his mother only after his age of thirty.
Furthermore, talking about his educational background, Don went to Baker High School and was the class president during his senior year. Likewise, he attended Louisiana State University and later graduated from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn. Don graduated from majoring in broadcast journalism. During his college days, he worked as a news assistant at WNYW. Likewise, after being hired by Fox News, he worked for its other affiliation like in St. Louis and Chicago for several years. Followed by graduation, Don became a correspondent for NBC affiliates in Chicago and Philadelphia.
Likewise, after having several experiences in journalism while in college days, Don started his career as a weekend news anchor for WBRC and WCAU in Birmingham and Philadelphia consequently. Likewise, he worked as an anchor and investigative reporter for KTVI in St. Louis. Furthermore, in the year 2003, Don started working at NBC owned and operated station WMAQ-TV as a reporter and local news co-anchor.
Furthermore, in September 2006, after working in reporting for several years, Don joined CNN. Likewise, he has been very outspoken and also criticized the state of cable news questioning the network publicly. Similarly, Don also raised his voice and strong opinions on improving the lives of the African American community. Additionally, he also hosts CNN’s New Year’s Eve Special from New Orleans started since the year 2014.
Likewise, in October 2017, Don faced racial slurs and death threats which he filed a report in police detailing the incident. Similarly, he introduced the ‘CNN Tonight’ broadcast with ‘I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist’ in January 2018. Moreover, his outspoken criticism against Trump administration made him a target of all white supremacists and Trump.
Achievements and Net worth
Don Lemon is one of the popular journalists of CNN and has many admirable works besides journalism. Likewise, he received the ‘Edward R. Murrow Award’ in the year 2002 for capturing the ‘DC area sniper and reports on the ‘Hurricane Katrina’. Similarly, in the year 2006, Don earned three ‘Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards’. In this, one of them is for a business feature about Craigslist real estate listings ‘Life on Craigslist’. Likewise, the other two were for ‘Journey to Africa’ which is reporting on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa.
Furthermore, in the year 2009, ‘Ebony’ magazine voted Don as one of the ‘150 most influential African Americans’. Likewise, ‘The Advocate’ which is an American LGBT-interest magazine listed him as ’50 Most Influential LGBTQ People in Media’ in the year 2014. Similarly, for his strong voice for black gay men and its rights, Don was honored with the prestigious ‘Native Son Award’ on the year December 2016. He received the award as recognition to ‘encourage the increased visibility and impact black gay men in society’.
Likewise, the popular American LGBTQ news, fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine ‘Out’ listed Don as ‘the most influential LGBTQ people in the USA’ in its Power 50 list. Similarly, he was named as one of the Pride 50 ‘trailblazing individuals who actively ensures society remains moving towards equality, acceptance, and dignity for all queer people’. The ‘Stonewall riots’ on its 50th anniversary made an event considering the watershed moment in the modern ‘LGBTQ rights movement and recognized Don with this name.
Regarding his net worth, the talented journalist has a net worth of around $10 million. Likewise, he lives in an apartment in Harlem, New York City. Similarly, he also has a home located in Sag Harbor on Long Island, New York.
Regarding his relationship status, Don has revealed being gay and publicly came out through his 2011 memoir ‘Transparent’. Likewise, is in a relationship with Tim Malone. Tim is a real estate agent and has announced its engagement through social media. Likewise, they started dating since mid-2017. Moreover, Don confirmed their relationship publicly during CNN New Year’s Live show in 2018 by kissing publicly.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Don stands the height of 5 feet 6 inches (66 inches) tall and weighs around 74 kg. Likewise, his body measurement in chest-waist-hip is 40-32-35. Likewise, looking at his appearance, he has a charming personality with black hair color and dark brown captivating eyes.
Reflecting upon his social media presence, Don is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Likewise, his Instagram handle is @donlemoncnn and has over 544k followers in it. Similarly, Don joined Twitter in August 2008 and has over 1.1 million followers in his @donlemon. Additionally, his Facebook handle is @donlemoncnn and has over 935K subscribers in it.