Don Lemon

Don Lemon is an American journalist and TV news anchor. He first gained recognition in 2006 when he joined CNN's newsroom. Lemon has hosted CNN Tonight from 2018 to 2021 and Don Lemon Tonight since 2021. He has received numerous awards for his special news coverage, including three regional Emmy Awards. In 2002, Lemon was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage of the capture of the Washington D.C. area sniper.
Don Lemon
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Don Lemon
Baton Rouge, La.
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What is Don Lemon's book called?

Don Lemon published his book 'This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism' in 2021. "I truly believe my new book 'This Is The Fire' will help heal America," Lemon shared on Twitter in January 2021. "These are the honest, fearless conversations I have with my friends & family about racism."

Who is Don Lemon's husband?

Don Lemon has been engaged to his fiancé Tim Malone since 2019. The wedding was put on hold due to COVID-19. "Quite frankly, the wedding is still on, but we just decided not to talk about it until the pandemic is over because there are more important things happening in the world," Lemon told PEOPLE in 2021.

Did Don Lemon leave CNN?

No, Don Lemon is still with CNN. After seven years, the network changed the show's name from 'CNN Tonight with Don Lemon' to 'Don Lemon Tonight' in 2021.

Most Recent

Don Lemon Assault Case Dropped by Accuser After 'Inner Reflection' and 'Deep Dive' into His Memory
Plaintiff Dustin Hice said in a statement that his "recollection of the events that occurred on the night in question... were not what I thought they were when I filed this lawsuit"
Magistrate Judge in Don Lemon Assault Case Recommends Plaintiff Be Sanctioned For Deleting Evidence
A magistrate judge has recommended that a man who accused the CNN host of assault be ordered to pay a portion of his legal fees after he deleted evidence in the case, including homophobic text messages
Matt James, Don Lemon, MJ Rodriguez and MILCK Discuss Their Childhood Struggles with Mental Health
This week, PEOPLE and the non-profit organization Bring Change to Mind, which was started by actress Glenn Close, is hosting a four-part virtual panel series on mental health
Don Lemon Makes His Debut on New CNN Show Don Lemon Tonight: 'We're Going to Tell the Truth'
Don Lemon said goodbye to CNN Tonight on Friday after hosting the show since 2014
CNN's Don Lemon Announces Newly-Named Show Hours After Saying CNN Tonight 'Is No More' 
"I'll be back on Monday with my newly named show Don Lemon Tonight," the journalist said on social media Saturday
Don Lemon Says He's 'Thinking About Starting a Family' with Fiancé Tim Malone After They Wed
"We're thinking about, do we want to adopt, do we want to go through surrogacy, how we want to do it," Don Lemon said

More Don Lemon

Don Lemon Says Wedding to Fiancé Is on Hold Until After COVID: 'There Are More Important Things Happening'
"We just decided not to talk about it until the pandemic is over," says the CNN Tonight anchor
Don Lemon Wants to Spark Conversations About Racism with His New Book: 'This Is the Moment'
"This book had been inside me for a long time," the CNN Tonight anchor says of This Is the Fire
My Coming Out Story

For Pride 2020, PEOPLE collected moving coming out stories from noteworthy people in entertainment, food and in the news.