Donald Lemon is an American television journalist. Don has hosted weekend broadcast shows on local television stations in Pennsylvania during his early days as a reporter. Lemon formerly served as a news correspondent for NBC, and later Don joined CNN in 2006 as a news anchor.
Don is also generally recognized for his work on MSNBC. While Lemon was in university, Lemon worked as a news associate at WNYW in New York City. Additionally, Donald is a winner of an Edward R. Murrow Award and three provincial Emmy Awards.
Quick Facts and Information on Don Lemon
|Full Name / Real Name||Donald Carlton Lemon|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||1st March 1966|
|Current Residence||New York City|
|Marital Status||Married (Rumored)|
|Sexual Orientation||Homosexual (Gay)|
|Wife/ Fiancé|| Stephanie Ortiz (Rumored wife)
Tim Malone (Fiancé)
|Education||Louisiana State University, Brooklyn College|
|Siblings||Leisa Lemon (Sister), Yma Lemon (Sister)|
|Social Media|| Twitter(1.1M followers),
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Don Lemon Parents, Siblings, Family
Lemon was born on 1st March 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lemon is currently 54-years-old, and his birth sign is Pisces. Lemon’s real birth name is Donald Carlton Lemon. Lemon isn’t the only born child to his parents; he also had two sisters Leisa Lemon and Yma Lemon. Unfortunately, his older sister died in 2018 in a tragic fishing accident.
Apparently, Lemon’s father is Richardson Lemon, while his mother is Katherine Lemon Clark. Like every other child who loves their parents, Don shares a similar bond with his mom and dad. If you follow Don on his Instagram, you can see Don expressing his love for his parents. One such instance was when Don posted a picture of Facetiming his mom during the time of COVID. Lemon shared a picture of him blowing a kiss to his mom before bed with a caption that read,
“Blowing mom a kiss before bed. Thank God for FaceTime these last few months, right?! She’s going to be so mad I posted her with glasses & hair & makeup off fleek.”
Don Lemon Height and weight
Lemon stands at a height of 6 feet (183 cm) and weighs around 79 Kg (174 lbs. pound). Lemon is an American born and has American nationality. His body measurement is 40-32-35 Inches. He has a relatively dark skin complexion with short black hair and brown eye color. Additionally, Donald comes from different mixed descent, including French, in addition to Nigerian, Cameroonian, and Congolese. His religion is Christian.
Don Lemon and Stephanie Ortiz
Donald Lemon’s sexuality isn’t a mystery anymore! Although Don kept it a secret until 2011, he embraces his sexuality of being a gay; openly now. But after his sexuality made headlines, a rumor followed that Lemon was secretly married to actress Stephanie Ortiz. So, was Don Lemon really married to Stephanie Otiz in the past?
Well, the answer to that question possibly is a NO! It was just a rumor after all and neither Lemon nor Stephanie Ortiz has addressed the topic yet. Therefore no conclusions can be made.
Don Lemon Married / Husband
Although Don’s past relationship affair and marital status are uncertain, his current love life is as open to the eyes of the public as it can be.
Everyone who knows Don and are his followers know that he started dating real estate agent Tim Malone around 2017.
Firstly, Don’s relationship with Tim started as a rumor as they were seen together a couple of times. But, on 1st January 2018, Lemon kissed Tim on CNN New Year’s Live show confirming that the two were a thing.
Fast forward to April 2019, Lemon got engaged to his boyfriend Tim Malone. The day when Lemon got proposed by his partner was also a special occasion. The proposal took place on Tim’s birthday and sharing about the special day, Lemon wrote,
“He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?
The post was about Boomer and Berkeley, their rescue dog wearing a bowtie-shaped tag engraved with the words, “Daddy, will you marry papa?”
The happily engaged couple is only one step away from getting married. However, Don Lemon and his fiance, Tim, haven’t shared their plans on getting married yet.
Meanwhile, the entire fan base can’t wait to see Don Lemon exchanging vows and making Tim Malone his husband. Marriage is undoubtedly a big decision to make and people often take time to plan their big day properly. So, we wish Don and his finance Tim, a healthy relationship ahead.
Don Lemon Education
Lemon Studied at Louisiana State University and graduated from the university to further study at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York while working as a news assistant at WNYW. He graduated and majored in broadcast journalism. After graduation, Lemon became a journalist for NBC associated in Philadelphia and Chicago.
Don Lemon Career /Newscaster /Articles
In September 2006, Don entered CNN. Lemon has been frank in his task at CNN, analyzing cable news and investigating the network publicly. The CNN correspondent has also talked strongly about how the African American community can improve their lives, causing controversy. Lemon has also hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve special from New Orleans since 2014.
Lemon candidly was spread out as gay in his 2011 memoir, displaying “one of the few openly gay black men in broadcasting.” He also addressed colorism in the black community and the sexual abuse he experienced as a child when he was just five. In March 2014, Lemon declared that a black hole created Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s disappearance. Lemon got publicly mocked because of this incident.
Lemon received death threats bound with racial accusations; however, Lemon filed a police report detailing the incident in October 2017. Lemon began his broadcast with, “This is CNN Tonight, I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist.” in January 2018, which caused severe accusations against him, focusing Trump’s eyes on him. In November 2018, Lemon gained recognition for stating that homegrown white supremacists were more important intimidation to the country than immigrants.
After being absent for approximately a week after his sister’s death, he started his show on February 6 by acknowledging everyone who wished him “prayers and words of encouragement.”
Don Lemon Net Worth
Talking about Donald, he has been in Journalism for more than 25 years. According to some sources, Lemon is said to earn a salary of $125,000 per year. He is a well-known personality in America, and considering his making and his future undertakings, Lemon has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Don Lemon Social Media
Well, talking about his social media, he has been very active on his twitter, where Lemon has a follower of 1.1 million. He often tweets and retweets about current news and affairs going out through the world. The famous Journalist can also be seen on Instagram, where he has 557K followers where the guy posts about his personal life.