Don Lemons (full name Donald Davis Lemon) was born on March 1, 1966 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group. He grew up in a wealthy family here in St. Louis. There is quite a little information about his parents, early years and family in general. He attended the Baker High School in East Baton Rouge Parish. Afterwards, he enrolled in the Brooklyn College, where he majored in broadcast journalism. He also continued education at the Louisiana State University. During his education time he also served as an assistant at WNYW, which was located in New York.

After College, he started his career as an anchor for WBRC in Alabama. Later he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he worked for WCAU. He left this position soon and then served as an investigative reporter in St. Louis and its local KTVI.

He got his breakthrough time by working for NBC News' New York City operations as a reporter. Later he became a correspondent for Today and NBC Nightly News. For a while he served as an anchor for popular program Weekend Today and MSNBC. He worked for NBC O&O station WMAQ-TV in the 2003, where he was a reporter and a TV program anchor. In the 2006 he got a good position on CNN. Don was a part of several controversies after he voiced his opinion on ways that the African-American community can improve themselves. He also was a host for New Year's Eve special episode from New Orleans for CNN since 2014.

He got a huge success and even received the Emmy Award for a special report, which he has made on the real estate market in Chicago. Additionally, he also was honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the capture of the D.C. area sniper. During his amazing career on television, he has made his brilliant appearances in numerous events and cases, including Hurricane Katrina, and the AIDS epidemic in Africa. In the 2009 the Ebony magazine called him as one of the 150 most influential African-Americans. However, five years later he was named in a list of the worst journalists by the Columbia Journalism Review. Despite the difficult childhood and constant prejudices that he faced during the construction of his career on television, he achieved great success and is now a very recognizable reporter.

He is not married. He came out as a gay in his own memoir, which was titled “Transparent”. It seems like he is single now and there is no information about his boyfriend. He has managed to hide the details of having a boyfriend. Despite being a celebrity, he chooses not to disclose the details of his personal life to his fans. He is available in the social sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram where he shares his funny pictures and his updates. He has a net worth of 3 million dollars and receiving a satisfied amount as his salary.

Last Modified: Apr 5, 2020

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