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Wilmon Richardson Obituary, Wife, Career, Don Lemon Father

DON LEMON is an American television journalist who hosts Don Lemon Tonight on CNN.

The 55-year-old has had a successful career as a news reporter, earning an Edward R. Murrow Award and three regional Emmys.

Wilmon Richardson Bio

Wilmon Richardson is an American celebrity parent widely known for being the father of Don Lemon, an American television journalist born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he anchored weekend news programs on local television stations in Alabama and Pennsylvania during his early days as a journalist.

Lemon then worked as a news correspondent for NBC on shows like Today and NBC Nightly News before joining CNN as a correspondent in 2006.

He rose to prominence as the host of CNN Tonight beginning in 2014. Lemon has also won an Edward R. Murrow Award and three regional Emmys. Don Lemon Tonight is hosted by him.

Wilmon Richardson Obituary

Wilmon’s Obituary is not publicly available if he is dead.

Wilmon Richardson Family

Richardson was born to both parents (mother and father) in a large-sized family setting in Ohio.

Details about his mother and father’s name and what they did for a living are currently unavailable, however, he was raised alongside his siblings.

Nevertheless, as soon as credible information about his father, mother, brothers and sisters is available, we shall update all Wilmon’s family members immediately.

Wilmon Richardson Career

Wilmon was part of a lawsuit successfully challenging segregation of public transportation in Don’s home town of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Wilmon Richardson Wife

Wilmon was married to his wife Katherine Clark, they got their son, Don Lemon.

Wilmon Richardson Son

Don Lemon is an American television journalist who anchored weekend news programs on local television stations in Alabama as well as Pennsylvania during his early days as a journalist.

Don Lemon Photo
Don Lemon Photo

He then worked as a news correspondent for NBC on its programming, such as Today and NBC Nightly News, after which he joined CNN in 2006, also as a correspondent. Lemon later achieved prominence as the presenter of CNN Tonight beginning in 2014.

He is also a recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award and 3 regional Emmy Awards. Lemon is the host of Don Lemon Tonight.

Don Lemon Wiki

Birth name: Don Lemon
Date of birth: March 1, 1966

Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Don Lemon’s age: 56 years (as of 2022)

Birth sign: Pisces.
Height: 6′ 0″

Spouse: Tim Malone

Education: Brooklyn College (BA)

Profession: Journalist and television news anchor
Salary: $4 million per year

Net worth: 12 million dollars (2022)

Don Lemon Age

Lemon is 56 years old as of 2022, he was born on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. He normally celebrates his birthday with his family and close friends every year on March 1. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Year 2022 2023
Don Lemon Age 56 years 57 years

Don Lemon Height

Lemon stands at an average height of 6 feet 0 inches approximately 1.83 m.

Don Lemon Family

Lemon is the lovely son of Katherine Marie and Wilmon Lee Richardson. His father Wilmon was a prominent attorney, who was part of a lawsuit successfully challenging the segregation of public transportation in Baton Rouge.

Don was born under the surname of his mother’s then-husband and discovered that Wilmon was his father when he was 5 years. It is not known whether he has any siblings.

Don Lemon Education

Lemon attended Baker High School, a public high school in the town of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish. He was voted class president during his senior year.

Don attended Louisiana State University as well as graduated from Brooklyn College in 1996, majoring in broadcast journalism.

While at Brooklyn College, Lemon interned at WNYW. He served for Fox affiliates in St. Louis and Chicago for several years and was a correspondent for NBC affiliates in Philadelphia and Chicago.

Don Lemon Partner – Gay

Lemon publicly announced that he was gay in 2011. In the year 2017, he started dating Tim Malone, a real estate agent. The two announced in 2019 that they had become engaged.

Don Lemon CNN

Don anchors Don Lemon Tonight airing weeknights at 10 pm, he also worked as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming.

He reported as a weekend news anchor for WBRC in Birmingham, Alabama as well as for WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also, Don was an anchor and investigative reporter for KTVI in St. Louis, Missouri.

He reported for NBC News’s New York City operations, including working as a correspondent for both Today, as well as NBC Nightly News; and as an anchor on Weekend Today and programs on MSNBC. In 2003, Don began working at NBC-owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV (5 in Chicago) and was a reporter as well as local news co-anchor. Don won three Emmys for local reporting while at WMAQ.

Don joined CNN in September 2006. Don has been outspoken in his work at CNN, criticizing the state of cable news as well as questioning the network publicly.

Don has also voiced strong opinions on ways that the African American community can improve their lives, which has caused some controversy.

Since 2014, Don has also co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve special from New Orleans with Brooke Baldwin.

In February 2022, it was announced that Don would be hosting a talk show for CNN’s then-forthcoming streaming service CNN+ called The Don Lemon Show.

However, only two episodes managed to be released in the service’s sole month of operation in April of the year 2022, before shutting down.

Don Lemon Salary 2022

Don Lemon’s salary is $4 million per year and gets a monthly salary of $334,000, he is an American journalist and television news anchor.

Year Salary Per Year Salary Per Month
2022 $4 million $334,000
2021 $3 million $224,000

Don Lemon Net Worth 2022

Lemon has a net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2022. He has accumulated his net worth with the versatility he has shown in each field he has worked in.

His main source of earnings is from his career as a journalist and television news anchor.

Year Net Worth
2022 $12 Million
2021 $10 Million
2020 $8 Million
2019 $6 Million
2018 $4 Million

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