Don Lemon Net Worth
Don Lemon Net Worth and salary: Don Lemon is an American journalist and television news anchor who has a net worth of $10 million. Don Lemon was born March 1, 1966 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is best known as the host of the prime-time weekend edition of CNN Newsroom, based in New York. He majored in broadcast journalism at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York and attended Louisiana State University as well. While still in college, Lemon worked as a news assistant at WNYW in New York City. He also reported as a weekend anchor for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); an anchor and investigative reporter for KTVI St. Louis; an anchor for WBRC Birmingham, Alabama. Lemon reported for NBC News' New York City operations, including working as a correspondent for Today and NBC Nightly News and an anchor on Weekend Today and MSNBC. In 2003, he began at NBC O&O station WMAQ-TV (5 in Chicago) and was a reporter as well as local news co-anchor. Lemon joined CNN in September 2006 where he has been outspoken, criticizing the state of cable news and questioning the network publicly. Further, on CNN, Lemon discussed his views on improving the African American community, causing some controversy. Lemon won an Emmy Award for a special report on the real estate market in Chicago and was the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the capture of the D.C. area sniper. He received a number of other awards for reports on Hurricane Katrina and the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Lemon was voted as one of the 150 most influential African Americans by Ebony magazine in 2009. In his memoir, Transparent (2011), Lemon came out publicly as gay and discussed colorism in the black community, homophobia and the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. In 2011, online news Huff Post Media reported that Don Lemon capped off what was surely one of the biggest days of his life by sitting down with Joy Behar to talk about his public admission that he is gay. Lemon said the decision to come out happened organically when he was writing his book.