Don Lemon Bio, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Gay, Salary, CNN, and Stephanie Ortiz

Don Lemon Biography

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Don Lemon is an American television journalist. Born on March 1, 1966, he anchored weekend news programs on local television stations in Alabama and Pennsylvania during his early days as a journalist.

Don then worked as a news correspondent for NBC on its programming, such as Today and NBC Nightly News, after which he joined CNN in the year 2006, also as a correspondent. Don later achieved prominence as the presenter of CNN Tonight beginning in the year 2014.

Don is also a recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award and three regional Emmy Awards. Don is the host of Don Lemon Tonight.

Don Lemon Age

Lemon is 55 years old as of 2021, he was born on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.

Don Lemon Height

Lemon stands at a height of 6 feet 0 in (1.83 m) tall and he has a weight of 79 kgs (174 lb). His other body measurements are 40-32-25 inches for his chest, waist, and hips, respectively. He wears shoe size 10 (US). He has brown eyes and black hair.

Don Lemon Education

Don attended Baker High School, a public high school in the town of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish. He was voted class president during his senior year. Don attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Brooklyn College in the year 1996, majoring in broadcast journalism.

While at Brooklyn College, Don interned at WNYW. Don worked for Fox affiliates in St. Louis and Chicago for several years, as well as was a correspondent for NBC affiliates in Philadelphia and Chicago.

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Don Lemon Family

Don was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Katherine Marie (Bouligney) and Wilmon Lee Richardson. Don’s father was a prominent attorney, who was part of a lawsuit successfully challenging the segregation of public transportation in Baton Rouge. Don was born under the surname of his mother’s then-husband and discovered that Wilmon was his father when he was five years.

Don is of mostly African-American ancestry, along with Creole; his maternal grandmother was the daughter of a black mother as well as a white father, who had French and Scots-Irish ancestry. He has two siblings named Leisa Lemon, and Yma Lemon.

On January 31, 2018, Don’s sister, L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes, died at the age of 58 years; police concluded that her death was an accidental drowning in a pond while fishing. After being absent for approximately a week, Don opened his show on February 6 by thanking everyone who wished him “prayers as well as words of encouragement”.

Don Lemon Husband, Gay

Lemon is married to his beloved husband real estate agent Tim Malone. Lemon met real estate agent Tim Malone in the year 2017, after which the two began dating. Lemon and Tim announced in April 2019 that they were engaged.

Don lives in an apartment in Harlem and has another home in Sag Harbor on Long Island, New York. During an on-air interview with members of Bishop Eddie Long’s congregation in September 2010, Don discussed being sexually molested when he was five or six years by a neighbor teenage boy, and that it was not until Don was thirty that he told his mother about it.

Don Lemon Salary

Lemon receives a salary of around $4 Million.

Don Lemon Net Worth

Lemon has a net worth of  $12 million dollars as of 2022.  Which he earns through his career as an American television journalist.

Don Lemon CNN

Don joined CNN in the year2006. Don’s hosted CNN Tonight since 2014. Prior to his work at the cable news channel, Don was a correspondent for NBC News, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News. Don was also a co-anchor for NBC5 in Chicago, where he earned three local Emmys for his reporting.

He has delivered some of the biggest breaking news stories of the last decade, including the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub in the year 2016, the Charleston church shooting in 2015, the George Zimmerman trial of 2013, as well as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in the year 2012.

This week, Don announced that he and fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo will launch The Handoff. The unscripted podcast will expand on the lively banter that the two hosts share in the minutes between CNN Tonight and Cuomo Prime Time.

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