Don Lemon is a popular African- American Journalist, an author and news anchor in the United States who has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. He is the host for CNN tonight.
Biography & Wiki
Don Lemon was born in Baton Rouge, A small town located in Louisiana, United States on March 1, 1966. He attended one of the notable public high schools in Louisiana, Baker High School. He studied broadcast journalism in at the Brooklyn College.
He furthered his education at the Louisiana State University. Don Lemon revealed that he suffered sexual abuse at a tender age. An incident he kept a secret from everyone, even his mother. He only revealed it to her when he turned 30.
Don Lemon is from a mixed ancestry of Creole and Africa. He can trace his roots from Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, and Creole. He has also been open about his sexual orientation. He revealed that he is gay and he was spotted with boyfriend Tim Malone.
Don Lemon has spent his entire career in the media. He first started as an anchor in Birmingham, Alabama. He worked the weekend slots at WBRC. He also worked for Philadelphia’s WCAU. He has other experiences as an anchor to his credit. This includes his work at KTVI St. Louis. He worked as an investigative reporter as well.
Don Lemon became a reporter at NBC News. He worked on several news shows while at NBC. He was a correspondent for NBC Nightly News as well as NBC’s popular news program “Today”. He also secured the position as an anchor on MSNBC and Weekend Today.
Lemon rose further, he started working at NBC O&O station WMAQ-TV as a co-news anchor and reporter in the year 2003. He worked there for three years. In 2006, he joined CNN. Some of his remarks have been quite controversial even to the extent of threatening his position at the news network. In 2015, a petition was signed to demand his dismissal from CNN for some controversial comments against the police. Don Lemon also hosts the New Year’s Eve special for CNN. He has been hosting the program since 2014.
Don Lemon also released a book titled Transparent in 2011. The book was published by Farrah Gray Publishing Inc. This book talks about his life, the sexual abuse he suffered when he was a child, his sexual orientation and his opinion on the black American community.
Awards & Achievements
Don Lemon’s works have not gone unrecognized. He has had his fair share of acknowledgments and recognition for his works especially his special reports. His special report on Chicago’s real estate market earned him an Emmy. He also did a story on the D.C area sniper which earned him an Edward R. Murray Award.
He has also received awards for his report on Hurricane Katrina and a special report on AIDS in Africa. In 2009, his name appeared on the list of 150 most influential African Americans. This was by the Ebony Magazine. The tides turned when Columbia Journalism Review named him one of the worst journalists in 2014.
Net Worth of Don Lemon
Don Lemon has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million as of 2017-2018. The journalist has earned virtually everything he owns now from his career as a newsman. Although his salaries have not been made public, it is obvious that his salary has been increasing steadily over the years.
Don Lemon has been in the news lately for leveling some serious criticisms against president Donald Trump. He wrote an open letter to the president citing some issues he deemed unfavorable. He was seen getting emotional while reading the letter on TV. His letter has been widely praised for hitting the nail right on the head. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks so. Some people think his letter was completely out of place and improper for a news anchor.