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Don Lemon ’96

Don Lemon ’96

CNN Newsroom Anchor and Correspondent

Don Lemon anchors CNN Newsroom during weekend prime-time and serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based at the network's New York bureau, Mr. Lemon joined CNN in September 2006.

Mr. Lemon has reported and anchored on-the-scene for CNN from many breaking news stories, including the George Zimmerman trial (2013), the Boston Marathon bombing (2013), the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012), the death of Michael Jackson (2009), and many more. He also anchored breaking news coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Arab Spring, and the death of Osama Bin Laden. Lemon reported for CNN’s documentary Race and Rage: The Beating of Rodney King. He is also known for holding politicians and public officials accountable in his "No Talking Points" segment.

Mr. Lemon joined CNN after serving as a co-anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast for NBC5 News in Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago, he worked in New York as a correspondent for NBC News, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News.

Mr. Lemon earned a degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College and also attended Louisiana State University. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the college, teaching and participating in curriculum designed around new media. In 2010 he received Distinguished Alumnus honors at the Brooklyn College Commencement.