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Don Lemon

Don Lemon is a popular American television journalist currently working as the presenter on CNN. He serves as the presenter and news anchor of the CNN news show, CNN Tonight on CNN since 2014. Lemon is regarded as one of the prominent presenters in television journalism. At present, Lemon has a lucrative contract deal with CNN and earns a handsome amount of income. 

An openly gay presenter since 2011, the CNN anchor Lemon was born as Don Carlton Lemon on 1 March 1966 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the United States. He worked on several local networks during his college/university years. Following his graduation from Louisiana State University, he worked for local networks in Alabama and Philadelphia. 

Who is Don Lemon?

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He worked as a correspondent for NBC affiliates in Philadelphia and Chicago. He also worked as a weekend news anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama, and WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lemon then reported for NBC News' New York City operations. He also worked as an anchor on Weekend Today and programs on MSNBC. He joined NBC owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV in Chicago.

Lemon joined CNN as a correspondent in September 2006. He gained widespread fame after he became the presenter of the CNN Tonight since 2014. An outspoken critic of the Trump administration, he has made several accusations of racism against Trump. 

The CNN anchor is the recipient of the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award, won for his coverage of the capture of the D.C. area sniper. He has also won 3 regional Emmys for his reporting. He was named as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans by Ebony magazine in 2009. Queerty named Lemon one of the Pride50 "trailblazing individuals who actively ensure society remains moving toward equality, acceptance and dignity for all queer people" to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The event is widely considered as a watershed moment in the modern LGBTQ rights movement. 

Who is Tim Malone, Don Lemon's Husband?

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An openly gay, Lemon publicly came out as gay via his memoir, Transparent in 2011. He is one of few openly gay black men working in the broadcasting industry. Lemon is currently engaged to a real estate agent Tim Malone. They had first met back in 2017. They got engaged in April 2019. 

What is Don Lemon Salary?

Don Lemon is one of the prominent presenters in the television journalism industry. Having started his journalism career from local networks in Philadelphia and Alabama, he paved his career path ultimately to CNN, a worldwide popular news-based television network. His income comes from contracts and salary. As a part of CNN, he holds a lucrative contract with the network and receives a whopping amount of salary.

For those who want to know how much does the CNN anchor makes a year, his annual CNN salary is reported at $4 million. With this salary, he has accumulated quite a fortune. Lemon's net worth is estimated at $12 million. Lemon still has a long career ahead of him that will add millions of fortune to his wealth. 

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