CNN has spent the last year or so continually shuffling its line-up in an effort to up its ratings.But judging by all the attention he’s been getting of late the answer might be right under their nose.
Meet Don Lemon, weekend host of ‘CNN Newsroom.’
Or perhaps you already have met him…he’s been garnering a lot of attention of late.
From his on-air revelation that he was sexually abused as a child, to the release of his headline-making memoir Transparent, in which he revealed he was gay, to his recent appearances on “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” Lemon is everywhere.
And it doesn’t look like he’s going any place soon (unless it’s to a better time slot on CNN….just a suggestion!).
Born March 1, 1966, Lemon graduated from Brooklyn College in 1996 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While there, Lemon also worked as a news assistant at WNYW in New York City.
November 2008: Lemon interviews 106-year-old Ann Nixon Cooper days before the election of President Barack Obama -- Obama later referenced the interview in his election victory speech.
July 2009: Following the death of Michael Jackson, Lemon confronts TMZ's Harvey Levin about his brand of journalism.
September 25, 2010: During an interview with members of Bishop (and accused sexual abuser) Eddie Long's congregation, Lemon reveals he was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.
Listen to Lemon around the 5:15 mark.
August 1, 2011: On the night of the big debt ceiling vote Lemon clashes with Senator Rand Paul during debt ceiling interview.
Watch the two clash around the 3:50 mark.
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