Don Lemon | Biography

Posted On: 28 May, 2014

Don Lemon | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth March 01, 1966
Age 55 Years 6 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Journalist (CNN)
Wife/Spouse Not Yet
Boyfriend Calvin Harris (ex-boyfriend), Dustin Lance Black
Girlfriend N/A
Ethnicity Mixed(African-American)
Is Gay/Lesbian Yes (Rumored)
Partner Dustin Lance Black (Rumored)
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $3 Million dollar
Height 1.68 m
Weight N/A

Renowned American journalist cum television news actor Don Lemon (birth name Donald Davis Lemon) was born on March 1, 1966, at in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States and belongs to Afro- American race.

His parents never get married. Don completed broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College situated in Brooklyn, New York and then he went to Louisiana State University for further studies.

Lemon was sexually abused at the very young age of seven. He has recently published a book named “Transparent” which was based on his life.

In this book, he wrote about his life miseries like colorism, racism, homophobia and discrimination that he suffered as a young child. Also, he publicly declared himself as a “gay” in “Transparent.”

Don Lemon is inspired by Max Robinson- first black news presenter appeared on American TV from 1978 to 1984. He started his professional career as a news assistant at WNYW in New York.

He anchored for WCAU in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, WBRC Birmingham, Alabama, Weekend Today and MSNBC. He was also an investigative reporter at KTVI St. Louis.

He was also a correspondent for Today and NBC Nightly News. Don Lemon also worked for NBC Channel 5 in Chicago from 2003 to 2006. In September 2006, he joined CNN and became prime time news reporter.

Lemon presented several reports and anchored on-the-scene for CNN for many breaking news stories. His major work included George Zimmerman trial, Boston Marathon bombing, and Philadelphia building collapse in 2013.

In 2012 he covered, Colorado Theater Shooting and Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He had also covered “Inaugural of the 44th President in Washington, D.C”., “death of Whitney Houston” and much more in 2009.

Don Lemon also anchored news coverage of tsunami and earthquake in Japan, the death of Osama Bon Laden and Joplin tornado.

This American journalist has a net worth of $3 million. He has earned this amount as the host of CNN Newsrooms prime weekend edition. His annual salary is not cited in the net.

Don Lemon is also a winner of prestigious Emmy Award. He won this award for his special report on real estate market based on Chicago. He was also placed in Ebony magazine as one of the 150 influential African Americans.

He had also outstandingly covered D.C. Area sniper’s capture and arrest for which he won an Edward R. Murrow Award.

He presented his reports on one of the burning issues i.e. AIDS epidemic in Africa and also covered Hurricane Katrina disaster; hence received several Emmy awards.

He also won business feature about Craigslist, an online community. Lemon is very much serious when it comes to work and never got fired from any projects.

As for now, Lemon is 50 years old, and along with news reporting, he also serves as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College where he teaches and participates in curriculum designing around news media.

This Afro-American height is about 5 feet and 6 inches. Talking about Lemon’s family life, he grew up with his two elder sisters. He is the only male in a houseful of women and was born with the gift of pride at a young age.

Lemon says that his book “Transparent” can rather call as “Transformation.” Lemon got married to Stephanie Ortiz- Chicago native actress but this info in not confirmed yet.

For the past four years, Lemon has been dating a boyfriend who is a producer who works in television. His detail biography can be found in the wiki and other websites.

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Also, his fans can follow him in Facebook and Twitter to get latest updates about his current status, latest gossips (partner, girlfriend, wife), etc. His shirtless pictures can be found on the internet.