Don Lemon, 56, an American television journalist and CNN anchor, says he didn’t plan to cause a media frenzy after claming that he would be quitting the network.
Lemon stated at the end of his broadcast on Friday that working for CNN has been great. “This is the last night that will be ‘CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” he concluded.
Later that evening, in response to inquiries from stunned viewers and the media, Lemon clarified that this would not be the case.
Not only is Don Lemon pleased to be back on the air at CNN, but he wishes to remain there for the foreseeable future and has worked hand-in-hand with the community on his return apologies, TMZ has discovered.
Sources with firsthand information reported to TMZ that Don was in contact with CNN employees throughout his whole period without a job, with the intent to return to work and earn back the networks trust after sticking his foot in his mouth.
Don and the network agreed that he would tweet an apology before he was back on-air Wednesday.
Additional sources claim there was by no means an impression, internally, Don feels sacked — despite many outer CNN screaming for such. We’re advised that he and the community want forwards to persevering with a long-term functioning partnership. Rest assured that Don truly likes being engaged on ‘This Morning’ and is highly devoted.
Our community reports state Don feels horrible. He uttered one thing silly and made a mistake, although he has now admitted it and apologized publicly and internally.
As we covered, Don was dragged for his sexist comment concerning Nikki Haley last week and leaped on a CNN worker’s name the day after to deal with the matter – but now everything looks to be water below the bridge … not less than for Don’s superiors.
Don Lemon’s career history
During his early days as a journalist, Lemon hosted weekend news shows on small television stations in Alabama and Pennsylvania. He served as a news journalist for NBC on its programs, such as Today and NBC Nightly News.
In 2006, he joined CNN as a correspondent and became the host of Don Lemon Tonight from 2014 to 2022. He is currently a CNN This Morning co-host with Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow. Lemon also won an Edward R. Murrow Award and three regional Emmy Awards.
Lemon has been a regular at CNN since 2006 and presently leads a two-hour block from 10 p.m. to midnight on weekdays.