Who is Don Lemon?
Donald Carlton Lemon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, on March 1, 1966 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he is an American national. He is a TV journalistwho rose to fame after joining the popular TV network CNN in September 2006.
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Early life and education
Raised in Baton Rouge by his parents, who both have university degrees, Don is of French descent on his great-grandfather’s side, as well as Congolese, Cameroonian and Nigerian descent.
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Don attended Baker High School and became interested in journalism while one of the school’s top students – during his senior year there, he was chosen to serve as the president of his class. Motivated by his parents and determined to pursue a career as a journalist, Don enrolled at Louisiana State University in 1984. transferred to Brooklyn College where he graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. During his studies, Don was also somewhat sporty as he played football and soccer occasionally.
Career as a journalist
Don started his career while still in college, working for the WNYW network as their news assistant – not long after, he was invited to work for Fox News.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Don joined the WBRC network in Birmingham, Alabama, and served as their news anchor before being invited to work for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Don then moved to St. Louis, Missouri to work as an anchor for KTVI, and was then invited to work for NBC News, where he served as a correspondent for several of their shows, including “NBC Nightly News” and “Today” – he could also have been seen anchoring the MSNBC show “Weekend Today”. In 2003, he began working for the WMAQ-TV network as their news co-anchor and reporter, and during his time there, Don won three Emmy Awards.
Don has hosted the CNN show “New Year’s Eve Special” since 2014; he has always been honest about the quality of the TV network’s news and has questioned his work. In October 2017, Don had to call the police after receiving racist death threats, and in January 2018 he called started one of his broadcasts by saying: “This is CNN Tonight, I’m Don Lemon. The President of the United States is racist.”
This made him an enemy of Trump voters and white supremacists, but Don went on to argue that immigrants are not as dangerous to the US as white supremacists.
On January 31, 2018, Don decided to take a week off after his sister L’Tanya ‘Leisa’ Lemon Grimes was found drowned in a pond – she was 58 and accidentally fell into the pond and drowned while fishing. On his return on February 6, Don thanked all his supporters for their kind words.
Don is also a bit of a writer, because in 2011 he published his book ‘Transparent’.
love life and man
When Don was five, he was sexually assaulted by a boy who lived in his area, but Don didn’t tell us about it until he turned 30. He didn’t come out as gay until he published his book, making him one of the few people in broadcasting who are openly gay or lesbian—Don’s book was dedicated to Tyler Clementi, a man who killed himself after his roommate left the internet had announced that Tyler was gay. According to Don, he’s known he’s gay since he was five.
In early 2017, Don met real estate agent Tim Malone and not long after, they started dating.
In April 2019, Don announced on his social media networks that the two were engaged. Two months later, the bartender Dustin Hice sued Don for allegedly assaulting him without being provoked in any way – some people have claimed that the bartender hit Tim, which is why Don attacked him.
As of November 2020, Don is engaged, unmarried and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Don is physically active, as he has several training sessions in the gym every week, and follows a healthy diet, so his somewhat muscular body – he spends most of his time sitting, so he decided to go to the gym.
He loves to travel and his career as a journalist has taken him all over the US, while he has also been to several European countries such as France, Italy and England, as well as a number of African countries.
In his spare time, which is usually late at night, Don enjoys watching movies, and his favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Rosario Dawson, while some of his favorite movies are “I Am Legend”, “I, Robot” and “Men in Black”.
Age, height and power
Don’s age is 54. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 1.83 m tall and weighs about 75 kg.
As of November 2020, his assets is estimated at over $10 million.