Don Lemons Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Career, CNN, and Net Worth

Don Lemons
Don Lemons

Don Lemon is a T.V. reporter in the U.S. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; he began as a journalist anchoring weekend news shows on small television stations in Pennsylvania. 

Lemon then acted as a news reporter for NBC’s programs, including Today and NBC Nightly News, until joining CNN as a journalist in 2006. 

He then rose to popularity as the host of CNN Tonight in 2014. Lemon has also been honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award and three regional Emmys. He now serves as the host of Don Lemon Tonight.

Early Life of Don Lemons

He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Don Lemon’s father’s name is Richardson, and his mother’s name is Katherine Lemon Clark. He has two sisters- Yma and the late Leisa.

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Don Lemons Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Don Lemons Partner
Don Lemons Partner

He was born on March 1, 1966. As of 2024, Don Lemon’s age is 28. He belongs to  American nationality and mixed ethnicity. He stands at 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 79kg. He has black hair and black eyes, and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

Don Lemons Education

Lemon attended Louisiana State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College in 1996. He interned at WNYW as a student at Brooklyn College. 

He spent many years as a reporter for Fox stations in St. Louis and Chicago and NBC affiliates in Philadelphia and Chicago

Don Lemons Personal Life

Don had kept his sexuality a secret for many years and was thought to have been secretly married to actress Stephanie Ortiz.

In September 2010, during an on-air discussion with Bishop Eddie Long’s congregation members, Lemon spoke out about being sexually abused when he was five or six years old by a neighboring adolescent boy and decided to keep it a secret until he was thirty when he was thirty he informed his mother. He claims to have been aware of his sexuality since that time.

It is why, in 2011, he published his book, Transparent, and publicly came out as homosexual—having been out in his personal life and with close colleagues—becoming “one of the few openly gay black men in broadcasting.”

Throughout the conversation, he also mentioned colorism in the black community and the sexual trauma he endured as a youngster. Lemon chose to dedicate the book to Tyler Clementi, a college student who committed himself after being outed online by his roommate.

Lemon is now married to Tim Malone, a real estate agent. The pair met in 2017 and immediately started dating. On the night of the 2018 new year, Lemon revealed his private connection with Tim Malone, which seemed to have formed so quickly barely after a year.

While they sang and had a good time during the live feature, he invited his partner to join the interview. They had a sweet kiss and later told him, “I love you, baby!” clearing up any confusion about their relationship. They announced their engagement in April 2019.

Don Lemons Professional Career

Don has an accomplished journalistic career deserving of jealousy, particularly from hidden admirers. He began his career as a news assistant at WNYW. The television station is a Fox News affiliate. 

He then worked for WBRC-TV, KTVI-TV, and WCAU-TV. He served as a news anchor and investigative/general reporter for the three television networks. His popularity has increased over time. 

He earned another position at NBC in August 2003. He worked as an anchor and a reporter at the media company. He formerly served as a reporter for NBC’s Weekend Today, NBC Nightly News, and The Today Show.

Three years later, he was presented with another chance. CNN hired him as a news anchor and correspondent. He has since shown his skill on the field. Don has previously covered various breaking news topics and events for CNN.

He is presently the anchor of The Don Lemon Show on CNN. From 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. E.T., the show analyses the day’s top news. Additionally, he is well-known for his work on CNN Tonight, CNN Newsroom, and CNN Democratic Debate (2020).

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Quick Bio / Wiki

Real Name/Full NameDon Lemons
Birth Place:Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday:March 1, 1966
Age/How Old:58 years old
Height/How Tall:In Centimetres – 167cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight:In Kilograms – 79Kg
In Pounds – 174lbs
Eye Color:Black
Hair Color:Black
Parents Name:Father – Richardson
Mother – Katherine Lemon Clark
Siblings:Yma, Leisa
School/College:Louisiana State University, Brooklyn College
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Marital Status:Married
Partner/Spouse Name:Stephanie Ortiz (Ex-Wife), Tim Malone
Profession:T.V. reporter, Journalist
Net Worth:Around $12 Million
Social Media:Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Last Updated:May 2024

Don Lemons Awards and Achievements

Don Lemon has won three Emmy Awards. He also earned an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2002 for his work as a sharpshooter in the Washington, D.C., region. In 2006, Don Lemon was honored with Chicago and Midwest Emmy Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Don Lemons in 2024

Don Lemons Net Worth
Don Lemons Net Worth

The seasoned American reporter and T.V. news anchor are highly-paid people in the United States. Don Lemon’s wage is $4 million, while his net worth is around $12 million

Don Lemon is one of the best reporters CNN is proud to have. He has made headlines for his experience. Regardless, he persists in doing great in what he learns best how.