Don Lemon is leaving CNN.
The news was announced just moments after Fox News revealed that Tucker Carlson is leaving Fox News.
“CNN and Don have parted ways,” the network said in a statement this morning.
“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.”
Lemon joined CNN in September 2006. In 2014, CNN began to pilot prime time shows hosted by Lemon, including The Eleventh Hour and The Don Lemon Show.
On September 15, 2022, it was announced that Lemon would co-anchor a new CNN morning show with Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow later in the year.
In December 2022, Lemon was involved in an onscreen argument with co-anchors Collins and Harlow over the pay inequity in womens’ sports. Lemon argued that “people are more interested in the men.”