Don Lemon Bio
|Don Lemon was born on 1 March 1966. He is an American journalist and author. He is a news anchor for CNN based in New York City and hosts CNN Tonight. His boyfriend is Tim Malone.
On 4 August 2018, President Donald Trump referred to Don Lemon in a tweet as the dampest man on TV after an interview with LeBron James following his opening of ‘I Promise school’ in Akron, Ohio.
|Born||March 1, 1966Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Age||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Sisters||Leisa Lemon, died on 31 January 2018, and Yma Lemon|
|Education||Baker High School|
Don Lemon Biography
Lemon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was educated at Baker High School, a public high school in the town of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish. He studied in broadcast journalism at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Louisiana State University. While in college, Lemon worked as a news assistant at WNYW in New York City.
Don Lemon Career
During his early career, Lemon reported as a weekend anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama, and WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and also a news anchor and investigative journalist for KTVI St. Louis.
Lemon 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. In 2003, he began at NBC O&O station WMAQ-TV (5 in Chicago) and was a reporter as well as local news co-anchor.
Since joining CNN in 2006., he has been outspoken in his work , criticizing the state of cable news and scrutinizing the system publicly. He has also voiced strong opinions on ways that the African-American community can enhance themselves, which has caused some controversy. Since 2014, he has hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve special from New Orleans.
In a much-reported broadcast in January 2018, Lemon introduced his show with, “This is CNN Tonight, I’m Don Lemon. The President of the United States is racist.
Don Lemon Sexual Abuse
Amid an on-air meet with members from Bishop Eddie Long’s congregation in September 2010, Lemon said that he was a victim of sexual abuse as a child and that it was not until he was thirty years of age that he told his mother of the sexual abuse.
Don Lemon Gay
In his diary, Transparent, Lemon came out as gay and talks about colorism in the black community, and the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. He has Creole ancestry (his great-grandfather was of French origin) as well as Nigerian, Cameroonian, and Congolese descent.
In 2015, more than 30,000 individuals marked an appeal to requesting that Lemon be terminated from CNN following a questionable comment he made in regards to police behavior.
Don Lemon Sister, Lemon Grimes, Death
On January 31, 2018, Lemon’s sister, L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes, died at the age of 58 years old; the cause was “accidental suffocating” in a lake while fishing. After being absent for around seven days, he opened the show on February 6 by expressing gratitude toward everybody who wished him “prayers and encouraging messages.” He said that conservatives, like Sean Hannity, were among the first to call, which illustrated how they respect each other and have good relations, even though they disagree on the issues.
Donald J. Trump calls Don Lemon the dumbest Man on TV’
Don Lemon interviewed LeBron James, a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers after he opened a school, ‘I Promise school’ in Akron, Ohio. The school offers free uniforms and transportation to college tuition guaranteed for all graduates.
From free uniforms and transportation to college tuition guaranteed for all graduates. LeBron James takes CNN's Don Lemon on an exclusive tour of his new 'I Promise' school https://t.co/roRxI7qlZl pic.twitter.com/IDS5WZXdgn
— CNN (@CNN) August 4, 2018
President Donald J. Trump later tweeted on 4 August 2018, that Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on TV, Don Lemon, making Lebron look smart. ‘ I Like Mike!’ probably referring to the great basketballer of the 90s who retired in 2003, Michael Jordan.
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018