Don Lemon will not leave CNN, despite previous comments
CNN host Don Lemon insisted Friday that he will not leave the network following an on-air dispute in which he accused a guest of “bothering” him. In a tweet following his Friday night show, Lemon continued to insist that he will stay on CNN. “Facts,” he wrote in response to a follower’s question. Don Lemon will remain on the network in a different role, he announced this morning. It was later revealed that Lemon would be switching to the weekend primetime host from a New York-based host.
A member of CNN’s primetime lineup since 2014, Lemon has hosted a variety of shows for the cable channel, including the 10 p.m. weekday show “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon.” Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Jill Biden, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.
Hello everyone. It is not what you are thinking. I’m not leaving CNN. Tune in to the handover on Monday at 10pE and I’ll explain. pic.twitter.com/oOwDferY2i
– Don Lemon (@donlemon) May 15, 2021
After 25 years on the air, we are making big changes in CNN Headlines. My Broadcast will air in the same space it has for nearly a decade, but with new features and a different name. “Tonight will be the last night of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, but don’t worry. I am excited for the next chapter in my career at CNN and there are exciting changes ahead. Don’t worry, when I know, you will know too,” Don said.
Jeffrey R. “Jeff” Lemon joined CNN Live in October 2006 as a correspondent for the network’s morning shows and contributor to Larry King Live. He currently hosts his own show, The Situation Room on CNN International, and is also the host of the network’s year-long documentary series This is Congo. Lemon has also served as a correspondent for CNN and makes regular appearances on the station’s programming.
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