CNN Fires Don Lemon
Posted On 25 Apr 2023
CNN has parted ways with longtime host Don Lemon. The announcement Monday came without explanation and astonished the media industry.
“Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years. We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavors. We are committed to its success,” said CNN CEO Chris Licht in a memo to staff.
Don anchored “CNN This Morning” with Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins. The show has been on the air for nearly six months.
In a statement of his own, Lemon said his agent told him Monday morning that CNN had terminated him.