Don Lemon
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United States


Journalist / TV Host

As he covers the biggest news stories around the world, the anchor of “CNN Tonight” makes it a priority to bring attention to the underrepresented. While highlighting the disproportionate effects of the coronavirus on people of color, he also called out misinformation spread by a consortium of politicians and pundits during the 2020 presidential election while striving to put names on the faces of victims stemming from racial violence, whose wrongful deaths have spurred civil unrest in the U.S. During a summer of related uprisings for justice, Lemon’s reach grew with the launch of his podcast “Silence Is Not An Option,” further expanding his forum to address issues regarding racism in America. He joined CNN in 2006 after bouncing around local markets and a stint as an NBC News correspondent.




  • Brooklyn College (NY, USA)

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Don Lemon Questions CNN's Decision to Run Trump's ‘Propaganda’ On Air

Don Lemon Questions CNN's Decision to Run Trump's ‘Propaganda’ On Air

It's early in Election Day proceedings, but Don Lemon is working as if he's holding forth on his regular CNN late-evening show.Speaking with Erin Burnett in the afternoon on CNN, Lemon questioned whether the AT&T-owned cable-news network should have aired live comments from President Donald Trump, saying the president's remarks were tantamount to "propaganda" that people who had yet to vote might have heard. "Not much of anything he said was true," said Lemon, co-anchoring during a daytime slot as...


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