Don Lemon Biography

Don Lemon

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Birth Name: Don Lemon
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age:   52 Years
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Don Lemon is a TV journalist and a news anchor from the United States. He is famous for being the host of the CNN show "Tonight". Lemon is also well known as the weekend anchor for WBRC and as an investigative reporter for KTVI St. Louis. 5.6 ft. of height, Don Lemon was born in the mid-1960s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to mother Katherine Lemon Clark. He has two siblings, Yma Lemon and Leisa Lemon. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Don's sexuality and love life were a mystery until he was on his 20s. But while he turned 30 he revealed that he is a gay and outed that he suffered sexual abuse in his childhood. Lemon is rumored to be married to his long-term boyfriend, Stephanie Ortiz.

As a child, Don joined "Baker High School". Later on, he joined "Brooklyn College" with a major in broadcast journalism. He was also enrolled at "Louisiana State University" and after graduation Lemon started his career in journalism from WNYW in New York City as a news assistant.

Later on, he was hired by WBRC as its weekend anchor. He also worked at KTVI St. Louis as an anchor and investigative reporter and anchor at WBRC. At the end of 2006, he was hired by CNN and since 2014, Don Lemon has hosted CNN's New Year's Eve special from New Orleans. 

In December 2016, he has voiced strong opinions on ways that the African-American community can improve themselves, which has caused him a lot of controversies and he even faced the Politifact Truth-o-Meter.

In October 2015, over 30,000 people signed a petition against Don Lemon calling on the news channel to fire their newsman after he insisted that his colleagues Wolf Blitzer and legal analyst Sunny Hosting withhold deciding whether South Carolina resource office Ben Fields used excessive force when removing a student from a class.

He is earning a massive amount of salary as a journalist and his current net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. His annual salary is estimated to be $125 thousand. 

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Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1966 1st of March

5'.6" tall, Don Lemon was born in the mid 1960s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the United States of America. He was born to Katherine Lemon Clark. He has two siblings Yma Lemon and Leisa Lemon.


Joined NBC O&O station WMAQ-TV


He began his broadcasting career from WNYW in New York City. He joined the organization as a news assistant. Later he was hired by WBRC as its weekend anchor. In 2003, he joined NBC O&O station WMAQ-TV.


Joined CNN

2006 of September

He worked at KTVI St. Louis as its anchor and investigative reporter later as an anchor at WBRC. At the end of 2006, he was hired by CNN, his work here was highly criticized.


Was honored by Ebony magazine


Don Lemon is a TV journalist and a news anchor from United States. In 2009, he was honored by Ebony magazine. They honored him by listing him in their list of one of the 150 most influential African-Americans. 


Net Worth Update


Don Lemon has an estimated net worth of $3 million. 

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