Audiences will immediately recognize Don Lemon as a veteran TV journalist and trusted source of information from CNN, NBC and MSNBC. Relatable and charismatic, Lemon's award-winning work defies genre, candidly exposing injustice and the resiliency of the human spirit. A true product of the modern news age, Lemon discusses how he has embraced social media’s power to reach viewers. An inspiration to diverse audiences, he shares his hard-fought rise to primetime as one of the most prominent African-American gay men in T.V. news today.
Lemon anchor's CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, and also serves as a correspondent across CNN's U.S. programming. Based out of the network's New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in Sept. 2006. Since then, he has gone on to earn numerous awards. In 2009, Ebony named Lemon as one of the Ebony Power 150, which features society's most influential African Americans. Additionally, he has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage of the capture of the Washington D.C. snipers. He won an Emmy for a special report of real estate in the Chicago area, as well as various other awards for his reporting on subjects like the AIDS epidemic in Africa and Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he won three local Emmys for his reporting in Africa and a business feature on Craigslist.
Lemon serves on the Board of Trustees at Brooklyn College, where he earned his degree in broadcasting before attending Lousiana State University.
UNT Distinguished Lecture Series is thrilled to be bringing Don Lemon to campus!
Student tickets can be reserved on February 14, 2019, and general public tickets can be reserved on February 21, 2019.