Don Lemon Biography

Don Lemon is an American television journalist with a great sense of speech and communication skills. He has won many awards throughout his career like the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2002, Midwest Emmy Award in 2006, the Native Son Award in 2016, and many more. Currently, he is one of the most influential and famous journalists in the world.

Early Life

Don Lemon was born on 1st March 1966 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the son of Katherine Clark; his mother and his father’s name are not yet known. He has Creole ancestry and his great-grandfather was of French descent. Don attended Baker High School in his hometown. He was even voted as the class president in his senior school years.

After completing his school education, he attended Louisiana State University, and in 1996, he graduated from Brooklyn College where he majored in broadcast journalism. In his college days, he used to be an intern at WNYW and then worked for Fox News for a few years.

Don Lemon Career

In his early career life, Don reported as a weekend anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama, and for WCAU in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He has also worked as an investigative reporter and anchor for KTVI in St. Louis, Missouri.

He then reported for NBC News New York City operations which included him working as a correspondent for Today and NBC Nightly News and also as an anchor on Weekend Today and MSNBC. In 2003, he began working for NBC-owned and operated station WMAQ-TV and also worked as a local news co-anchor.

In September 2016, Don joined CNN where he has been outspoken in his work criticizing the state of cable news and questioning the network publicly. He also supported the African American community where he believed that they could improve their lives.

Rise to Fame

During these years, in October 2017, he also started receiving death threats with racial slurs. But he was strong enough to face them and also filed a police report detailing the incident. In 2018, he went against the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and boldly said in front of the world that the President was a racist.

In 2019, a bartender in New York filed a civil lawsuit against Don for demeaning, unprovoked, and offensive assault and mentioned that she went through severe emotional stress and loss of earnings and future opportunities.

To these claims, Don denied them and was not found guilty. Currently, there are no upcoming projects that Lemon has mentioned or talked about. But we can expect him to be seen on his news channel and get the latest news from him and his media agency CNN, where he is an employer.

Don Lemon Biography

Real Name Donald Carlton Lemon
Birth Date March 1, 1966
Age (as of 2023) 57 Years
Birth Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimetres – 167 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 79 kg  –  in Pounds –  174 lbs
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Mr. Richardson
Mother Katherine Clark
Sister Leisa, Lemon, Yma Lemon


School Baker High School
College Brooklyn College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Engaged
Affair No
Is he a Gay? Yes
Who is his partner? Tim Malone

Personal Life

In 2017, Don Lemon met a real estate agent named Tim Malone, and they fell in love. They publicly announced their relationship shortly after. By April 2019, the couple shared their engagement news. Don Lemon doesn’t have known previous relationships or children. 

Don Lemon Net worth

Being one of the most famous journalists in the world and working for one of the most reputed and well-known news channels as a lead anchor and presenter, Don Lemon, earns an estimated net worth of $ 12 million due to his hard work and contribution of his time towards work. The thing that helps him the most is his experience which he gained over years working with other television networks like NBC and MSNBC in the past.


  • Don was a weekend anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama, and for WCAU in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.
  • In 2003, he began working for NBC owned and operated station WMAQ-TV
  • In 2018, he opposed the President of the United State, Donald Trump by calling him a racist.
  • Don Lemon sold his 1400 square foot residence with two for $1.5 million with the help of his fiancée.

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