|Real Name/Full Name||Donald Carlton Lemon|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Don Lemon|
|Birth Place:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||1 March 1966|
|Age/How Old:||57 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 79 Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Richardson
Mother – Katherine Clark
|Siblings:||Yes(2)- Leisa Lemon, Yma Lemon|
|School:||Baker High School, Baker, Louisiana|
|College:||Louisiana State University Brooklyn College|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Tim Malone|
|Net Worth:||$15 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Don Lemon is an American by nationality; a renowned star walked in the sands of time in March in the year 1996. If you talk of reputed journalists and authors, who are have taken the phrase that pen is mightier than the sword to some great extend. This man’s name will be written in the letters of gold on the American axis. He is well known for his work on NBC and MSNBC. Don Lemon is a perfect combination of an author and a journalist. He is most famous for hosting the show ‘CNN Tonight.’
Well, how well do you know about Don Lemon? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Don Lemon’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Don Lemon to date.
Biography and Early Life
Don Lemon is a mixture of two nationalities, i.e., African-American and French. One of his dearest sisters, Leisa Lemon, died at the age of 58 by accidental drowning. He lived with his grandmother and mother till 1976. Interestingly he didn’t take any degree from the Louisiana State University. At the age of 30, Lemon told his mother that he was once a victim of sexual abuse when he was a minor.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Don Lemon in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Don Lemon’s age is 57 years old as of today’s date 24th March 2023 having been born on 1 March 1966. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 79kg in Kilograms.
Lemon attended a public school named Baker High School in the town of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish. He was also voted as a class president in his senior year. Later, Don attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Brooklyn College. He interned at WNYW. He even worked at Fox News affiliates in St. Louis and Chicago for several years. He also served as a correspondent for NBC affiliates in Chicago and Philadelphia.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Lemon is a vocal critic. He criticized Kanye West’s visit to the White House and called him a disgrace to the African-American society. He is known for his extraordinarily personal story of self-defense and courage. He is one of the rare gay black men who are pretty vocal about his sexual orientation in the mainstream today. He admitted his sexual preference in media by writing it down in his book The Transparent in 2011.
He even stated how hard it was for him to come out in the media in an interview. He also stated that if he had seen more people like him who are out and proud of their choices, it would not have taken him 45 years to say it and walk in truth. He also became an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community. It was not easy for him to take these steps as he faced a lot of criticism while confronting the intersection of race, sexuality, and gender.
As for rumor, there were many talks that Dan is secretly married to the actress Stephanie Ortiz. This information is quite a far-fetched idea, considering that neither of them ever confirmed this to be accurate, and now he is engaged to his love, Tim Maloen.
Is Don Lemon Gay?
As far as Don Lemon’s sexual orientation is concerned, he is gay and presently engaged with Tim Malone. He made it public in 2018 at the New Year celebration, where he publicly kissed Tim and declared that he is gay and his love for Tim.
Lenon’s career is no less than a roller-coaster ride. He started as a broadcast journalist in Channel 5 as a news assistant back in New York City. Journalism is and will be a passion to him constantly. It runs in his blood. He began to show his traits and love for journalism right from his college days. There is also a record of him working as a professional anchor for WBRC in Birmingham.
He worked in several established placed before he bagged the life-changing offer from NBC News. He started his work at CNN Networks in 2006. He is the author of ‘Transparent,’ where he opened up and penned down the significant challenges he faced throughout his career and how he stayed strong.
Lenon won an award titled Edward R. Murrow award for his capture of the D.C area sniper. Several awards for reports on Hurricane Katrina. He earned three Midwest Emmy Awards. In 2009, he was voted for one of the topmost 150 Influential African Americans by Ebony magazine.
Later in 2014, Advocate listed him as one of the top 50 most influential LGBTQ people in media. There are a lot of other achievements other than these. These are a few highlights of Don Lemon.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Don Lemon in 2023
Although there is not much knowledge about his salary and earnings but considering the amount of fame he has gained in these past few years, the digits are inevitably enormous. The estimated net worth of Don Lemon is $15 Million as of 2023, as an author and a broadcast journalist.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
While he was in high school, he worked at Mcdonald’s, and he is pretty proud to say that out loud. He learned the value of hard work. Before becoming famous, he got himself a Volkswagen beetle as his first car. He named it Herbie from a 1968 movie. He was best friends with his grandmother, who grew his interest in media-consumption habits. One of his professors doubted his career in journalism.
Don Lemon is a man who loves his work and enjoys doing it. A man who is happily pursuing his career and turned his dream into reality can never be unhappy. The man is content in his life and is in no mood to retire just yet. We sincerely wish him all the luck for his future. He is an icon to millions of teenagers out there.
He always seemed like a nice guy as well as being very competant in his profession. Would like to know him. I’m an 89 year old white guy originally from Chicago and now in Texas with a pretty long stop in Baton Rouge. As a former swimmer and water polo player, to find out that he was a swimmer was interesting. Although my first cars were a hand-me-down 1939 Packard and a hand-me-down 1947 Pontiac convertable, for a very short time I had a used (upside down bathtub) 1951 Hudson, and then bought a VW Bug (never named it though). After that I bought (third hand) a 1953 (I think) Porsche. And on and on.