Find out Don Lemon's Net Worth, Salary, Sources of Income, Career, and Awards

October 3, 2017
First Published On: October 3, 2017

Don Lemon is an American journalist and news anchor based in New York City who hosts CNN Tonight. Besides his journalism career, he came into the spotlight after he came as a gay and described colorism in the black community.

Lemon also revealed of being a victim of sexual abuse as a child but did not express it until he was thirty years old. Now, people are quite curious to know about Don Lemon's net worth, salary, sources of income, career, and awards right below:

How much is Don Lemon's Net Worth?

Lemon started his early career as a weekend anchor for WBRC in Alabama, Birmingham, and WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He even worked as an investigative reporter and anchor for KTVI St. Louis. Since then he has been actively working in this field.

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Some sources like The Richest claim that Don Lemon's net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. Besides Lemon's journalism career, he is also a writer and published the book "Transparent" back on May 10, 2011. The price the hardcover of the book costs around $16.44. So we can assume that his journalism career and the book might have helped him to make such a huge amount.

Information regarding his salary, total earnings, house, properties, assets, cars, and expensive gadgets are yet to be disclosed by him.

Don Lemon's Career and Awards

As previously said; Lemon started working as a weekend anchor for WBRC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as well as an investigative reporter and an anchor for KTVI St. Louis.

Later, he reported for NBC News' New York operation that includes working as a correspondent for NBC Nightly News and Today. He even appeared as an anchor for Weekend Today and MSNBC.

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He started working at NBC O&O station VMAQ-TV and represented himself as a reporter and local news co-anchor in 2003. In September 2006, he joined CNN where he criticized the state of cable news and questioned the network publicly. He even hosted CNN's New Year's Eve Special from New Orleans.

He is also regarded as one of the strong voice and powerful opinions on the African-American community and talked about the ways to improve it which caused several controversies.

You might know that in 2009, Ebony Magazine listed him as one of the 150 most influential African- American. But in 2014, Columbia Journalism Review listed him in one of the worst journalists.

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Speaking of Don Lemon's Awards, he has been awarded a couple of times for his marvelous contribution in the journalism sector. He grabbed an Emmy Award for the report in the real estate market in Chicago. He also received an Edward R. Murrow Award for covering of the capture of the D.C area sniper.