Don Lemon is an American journalist and author who is widely recognized as the current news anchor for CNN based in New York City as well as hosts of CNN Tonight.

The early life of Don Lemon

Don Lemon in his childhood
Don Lemon in his childhood

Lemon was born on 1 March 1966, in Baton Rouge, the capital of the US state of Louisiana, to a single mother named Katherine Clark. He has two sisters named Leisa and Yma. He was raised with his sisters in West Baton Rouge Port Allen by his mother and grandmother until his mother remarried in 1976. Unfortunately, one of his sisters, Yma died on the 31st January 2018. For his education, he went to Baker High School which is a public high school in the town of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish. After that, he attended Brooklyn University in Brooklyn, New York where he majored in broadcast journalism. Later, he went to Louisiana State University for his masters.

Don Lemon’s Career

He started his career as a news assistant on Channel 5 in New York City while studying in his college. After the completion of his graduation, he began to work as a professional anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama, and WCAU in Philadelphia. Later, he started serving as an anchor and an investigative reporter for KTVI St. Louis. Subsequently, again he began working as an anchor for WBRC Birmingham, Alabama.

Afterward, as a correspondent for Today and anchored on Weekend Today and MSNBC. He began working for NBC News from where he gained all the knowledge and skills. Then in September 2006, he was hired at CNN. Till then at current, he is working as a news anchor for CNN and also hosts CNN Today.

Apart from television personality, he is also an author who has recently published a book about his life. His book was named ‘Transparent’ where he has discussed a hard time in his childhood.

The Net worth of Don Lemon

In the present year 2018, his net worth is estimated to be approximately $3 million that he has earned through his Journalism career as well as an author of a book. Similarly, he is paid around $128 million per annum as his salary. Recently, he brought a brand new BMW luxury car for $100 thousand. Similarly, he owns two more luxury cars including BMW and ford which are of worth $140 thousand. He is also the owner of a house whose price is estimated to be around $830million.

In the Personal life of Don Lemon


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While talking about his relationship then he is rumored to be gay. In fact, he is really a gay that he has mentioned in his autobiography ‘Transparent’. He stated that, when he was eight years old, he was physically abused by a teenage male neighbor. After stating himself as a gay at the age of 30, he became a role model for gay men. He is reported to be in a relationship with a man named Tim Malone, a Boston graduate who worked as a sales executive. However, there is no information about when the couple started their relationship. But they were pictured publicly for the first time in October 2017. The couple was seen together after living the star-studded party of Saturday Night Live at Tao Restaurant and Night Club in New York.

Facts about Don Lemon

While celebrating the New Year 2018, he kissed his boyfriend Tim in front of his co-anchor, Brooke Baldwin which was shared on Twitter. At current, the couple is living together happily.

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