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Don Lemon

Award-Winning Journalist and Veteran CNN Anchor

Don Lemon anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon during weekday primetime and serves as a correspondent across CNN’s U.S. programming. Based out of the network’s New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006. Lemon previously covered a variety of breaking news stories, including the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO (2014),…

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Don Lemon anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon during weekday primetime and serves as a correspondent across CNN’s U.S. programming. Based out of the network’s New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006.

Lemon previously covered a variety of breaking news stories, including the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO (2014), the George Zimmerman trial (2013), the Boston marathon bombing (2013), the Philadelphia building collapse (2013),the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012), the Colorado Theater Shooting (2012), the death of Whitney Houston, the Inaugural of the 44th President in Washington, D.C., the death of Michael Jackson (2009), Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana (2008) and the Minneapolis bridge collapse (2007).

Lemon reported from Chicago in the days leading up to the 2008 presidential election, interviewing the then Rep. Rahm Emanuel on the day he accepted the position of Chief of Staff for President-elect Obama. He also interviewed the 106-year old voter, Anne Cooper, President Obama highlighted in his election night acceptance speech. Lemon reported for the CNN documentary Race and Rage: The Beating of Rodney King, which aired 20 years to the day after the beating.

Prior to joining CNN, Lemon served as co-anchor of the 5 p.m. broadcast of Chicago’s NBC5 News. He previously worked as NBC New York-based correspondent, appearing on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC.

In 2009, Ebony named Lemon one of the Ebony Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks in America. He earned a Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the capture of the Washington, D.C. snipers and an Emmy for his report on real estate in Chicagoland.

Lemon currently serves as an adjunct new media professor at his alma mater Brooklyn College.

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