Don Lemon

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Full Name Don Lemon
Age 54 Years Old
Nick Name Don Lemon
Gender Male
Famous As Journalist
Birth Date March 1st, 1966
Birth Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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Don Carlton Lemon popularly known as Don Lemon is an American journalist and author. He is an award-winning news anchor for CNN based in New York City and hosts CNN Tonight. He has won an Emmy award and Edward R. Murrow Award for his work. He has over 319k followers on his Instagram. He is engaged to real estate agent Tim Malone.

CNN's Don Lemon And Real Estate Agent Tim Malone Are Engaged

Don Lemon, news anchor for CNN has announced his engagement to real estate agent Tim Malone. The 53-years old news anchor announced his engagement via Instagram where he posted a cute picture of bowtie-shaped dog tags engraved, "DADDY WILL YOU MARRY PAPA?". The tags were on their puppies, Barkley and Boomer. Likewise, they also displayed their couple rings. The award-winning news anchor wrote on Instagram, "He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?".

The two started seeing each other earlier in mid-2017. They were seen together several times. Rumors regarding their affairs escalated through time. Lemon finally settled the rumors. He confirmed their relationship publicly kissing Tim Malone on CNN New Year's Live show on 1 January 2018. 

What is Don Lemon Famous For?

- Won an Emmy award and Edward R. Murrow Award for his work. 

Where was Don Lemon Born?

Don Lemon was born on 1 March 1966. His birth name is Don Carlton Lemon. His birth place is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the United States. He holds American nationality. His mother name is Katherine Clark but the identity of his father is currently unavailable. He has Creole, Nigerian, Cameroonian, and Congolese ancestry. He has 2 siblings, Leisa, and Yma. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

He attended Baker High School in Baker, Baton Rouge. After high school, he attended Brooklyn College, where he majored in broadcast journalism. He later enrolled at Louisiana State University. 

While a student, he worked as a news assistant at WNYW in New York City.

Career

He reported as a weekend anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama earlier in his career.

He also worked as the weekend anchor for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He also worked as an anchor and investigative reporter for KTVI St. Louis.

He later reported for NBC News' New York City operations including working as a correspondent for Today and NBC Nightly News and an anchor on Weekend Today and MSNBC.

He began at NBC owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV(5 in Chicago) in 2003.

He was also a reporter and a local news co-anchor.

He joined CNN in September 2006.

He has been outspoken in his work at CNN and has criticized the state of cable news and questioning the network publicly. 

He has also voiced strong opinions on ways that the African-American community can improve themselves. His opinions caused some controversy then. 

He has hosted CNN's New Year's Eve special from New Orleans since 2014.

He hosts CNN Tonight. 

In one of his broadcast in January 2018, he introduced his broadcast with, "This is CNN Tonight, I'm Don Lemon. The President of the United States is racist." 

He is the author of the book, Lemon, Don (2011) Transparent. He came out as gay via his memoir. He also discussed colorism in the black community and the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. 

Over 30,000 people signed a petition in 2015 demanding that Lemon be fired from CNN. The public signed the petition following a controversial remark he made regarding police behavior. 

He once again commented on-air in October 2018,  "So, we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right. And we have to start doing something about them. There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban on — they had the Muslim ban. There is no white guy ban. So, what do we do about that?".

Honors and Awards

He won an Emmy Award for a special report on the real estate market in Chicago. 

He received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the capture of the D.C. area sniper. 

He has also received a number of other awards for reports on Hurricane Katrina, and the AIDS epidemic in Africa. 

Columbia Journalism Review listed him in the worst journalism of the year in October 2014. 

Who is Don Lemon Married to?

Don Lemon is not married. However, he is engaged. He is engaged to Tim Malone. His sexual orientation is gay. He came out as gay in his memoir, Transparent. They announced their engagement via social media in April 2019. 

Who Is Don Lemon's Partner and Fiancé, Tim Malone?

He lives in New York City, New York. He owns an apartment in Harlem and in Sag Harbor, New York on Long Island.

He said in an on-air interview with members of Bishop Eddie Long's congregation in September 2010 that he was a victim of sexual abuse as a child. He said that he told his mother when he was 30. 

His sister, L'Tanya "Leisa" Lemon Grimes died in an accidental drowning in a pond while fishing. She died at the age of 58.

Ebony magazine voted him one of the 150 most influential  African-Americans in 2009.

What are Don Lemon's Body Measurements?

Don Lemon stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall. He has a slim body build. He has a balanced body weight. His body measurements are 40-32-35 inches. He has a shoe size of 10 (US).

What is Don Lemon Salary?

Don Lemon's major source of income is Television journalism. Starting his career with several cable networks, he joined CNN in September 2006. There is no official information about his salary at CNN. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $10 million.