Don Lemon is a TV journalist and a news anchor from the United States. He is famous for being the host of the CNN show Tonight. Lemon is also well known as the weekend anchor for WBRC and as an investigative reporter for KTVI, St. Louis.
Don Lemon Early Life & Education
Don Lemon was born as Don Carlton Lemon on 1st March 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the United States to an American mother, Katherine Clark. He had a sister named Leisa Grimes, who died due to drowning. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American.
As a child, Don joined Baker High School. Later on, he joined Brooklyn College with a major in broadcast journalism. Don Lemon was also enrolled at Louisiana State University.
After graduation, Don Lemon started his career in journalism at WNYW in New York City as a news assistant. Later on, he was hired by WBRC as its weekend anchor. He also worked at KTVI St. Louis as an anchor and investigative reporter and anchor at WBRC.
At the end of 2006, he was hired by CNN and since 2014, Don Lemon has hosted CNN's New Year's Eve special from New Orleans.
In October 2015, over 30,000 people signed a petition against Don Lemon calling on the news channel to fire their newsman after he insisted that his colleagues Wolf Blitzer and legal analyst Sunny Hosting withhold deciding whether South Carolina resource office Ben Fields used excessive force when removing a student from a class.
In December 2016, Don Lemon voiced strong opinions on ways that the African-American community can improve themselves, which caused him a lot of controversies and even faced the Politifact Truth-o-Meter.
Love Affairs & Relationships
Currently 52, Don Lemon is in a relationship with Tim Malone and is enjoying their love life together.
Don's sexuality and love life were a mystery until he was in his 20s. When he turned 30 he and revealed that he is gay and outed that he suffered sexual abuse in his childhood. Lemon is rumored to be married to his long-term boyfriend, Stephanie Ortiz.
Net Worth & Salary
Don Lemon earns a massive amount of salary as a journalist and his current net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. His annual salary is estimated to be $125 thousand. He has earned all his wealth from his work with different News channels.
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