CNN anchor Don Lemon insisted on Friday that he is not leaving the network following an on-air spat in which he accused a guest of “bugging” him. In a tweet following his show Friday evening, Lemon continued to insist he’s staying at CNN. “Facts,” he wrote in response to a question posed by a follower. Don Lemon will remain at the network in a different role it was announced this morning. It was later revealed that Lemon would be switching to weekend prime time hosting from a NY-based anchor.
A member of CNN’s primetime line-up since 2014, Lemon has hosted a variety of shows for the cable channel, including the 10 p.m. weekday program “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon.”Lemon has hosted and interviewed hundreds of notable public figures including President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Jill Biden, presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Hey everyone. Not what you think. I’m not leaving CNN. Tune in for the handoff 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 some big changes at CNN Headline News. My broadcast will air in the same slot as 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 not to worry. I’m excited for the next chapter in my career at CNN and there are exciting changes to come. Don’t worry, when I know, you’ll know too” Said Don.
Jeffrey R. “Jeff” Lemon joined CNN Live in October 2006 as a correspondent for the network’s morning shows and contributor for Larry King Live. He currently anchors 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 also served as a correspondent for CNN and makes regular appearances across the broadcaster’s programming.