Honorees

Don Lemon

Don Lemon

Anchor

CNN

Biography

Don Lemon anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon airing weeknights at 10pm. He also serves asa correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network’s New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006.

Lemon has served as moderator for CNN’s political town halls, co-moderated first 2020Democratic Presidential Debate, co-hosted Color of Covid Special that addressed the pandemic’s effect on communities of color.

Lemon has reported and anchored on-the-scene for CNN from many breaking news stories, including the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub (2016), Charleston church shooting (2015),death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO (2014), the George Zimmerman trial (2013), the Boston marathon bombing(2013), the Philadelphia building collapse (2013),the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting(2012), the Colorado Theater Shooting (2012), the death of Whitney Houston, the Inaugural of the 44th President in Washington, D.C., the death of Michael Jackson (2009), Hurricane Gustavin Louisiana (2008) and the Minneapolis bridge collapse (2007).

Lemon serves as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, teaching and participating in curriculum designed around new media. He earned a degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College and also attended Louisiana State University