Don Lemon
Don Lemon
Celebrated Name: Don Lemon
Real Name/Full Name: Don Lemon
Gender: Male
Age: 58 years old
Birth Date: 1 March 1966
Birth Place: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: ‎79 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children: N/A
Profession: American television journalist
Net Worth in 2024: $12 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Don Lemon is a popular African- American Journalist, an author, and a news anchor in the United States. He is the host for CNN tonight.

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Early Life

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 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.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 1 March 1966, Don Lemon is 58 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and weight is ‎79 kg.


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 Ebony Magazine. The tides turned when the Columbia Journalism Review named him one of the worst journalists in 2014.

Net Worth & Salary of Don Lemon in 2024

Don Lemon Net Worth
Don Lemon Net Worth

As of May 2024, Don Lemon has an estimated net worth of $12 million. 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.


  1. Don is an excellent anchor/news reporter. Tells it like it is. I watch CNN daily and feel all CNN TV anchors are awesome, delivering factual news. I’m so relieved Chris Cuomo and Brooke Baldwin have recovered from the virus.
    Gail / Canada

  2. Why doesn’t this brain child go into the Getto and straighten out his fellow buddies. He seems to have the answers that black people matter. He should go out and teach the gangs that they should behave and fit in with the going public. I am sure he can convince then to be good boys like him. This guy is a joke and he would be better off to just sit back and not try to be Superman .

  3. Don isn’t an excellent reporter, and he’s a sexual predator. He suffers from the same demented mindset as many leftwing advocates. He is a hypocrite, racist, bigot, and charlatan. I’m being totally sarcastic. He’s so rich, gay, hot and gay, and I’m sarcastic. Not sarcastic. But he’s gay, and rich for sure.

  4. Your one stat on Don Lemon throws the veracity of the entire article into question. A very stupid error on your part. Guess? By Don’s own word he is gay and proud of it!.

  5. My name is Diane R. I watch you and Chris every night without fail. I’m Canadian and fear what this President is going to end life as we know it. This man is pure evil. I remember when he won the election I said to several friends that he won’t ever give the job up. He wants to make a family of Presidents all named Trump. I look so forward to Joe Biden taking the reins and to try to undo ALL
    the damage he has created. Black lives do matter and I remember watching the BLACK LIVES DO
    MATER. I hope for all of you and us CANADIANS that it isn’t a repeat of 2016. By the way I love watching you and Chris Como together I watch this every night. Both of you don’t stop telling the truth.

  6. I think the reason the GOP is sticking with Trump is because he threatened them that he would found a third party if they did not do as he wishes !

  7. There are so many beautiful black Americans, white Americans, and other abundantly available
    gorgeous girls and women from all over the World in USA.

    what makes such a young & a handsome man a gay?
    Try girls and have children to be a gay is not God`s way of life!!!


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