Don Lemon's Weight Loss: Learn His Motivation for Slimming Down!

Grab all the details of Don Lemon's weight loss, diet plan, and fitness routine. Learn his motivation for losing weight along with images of his before and after changes.

Born on 1st March 1966, Don Lemon is a TV journalist in the United States. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and began his career as a journalist by anchoring weekend news shows on local TV networks in Alabama and Pennsylvania.

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Lemon then served as a news reporter for NBC on shows like Today and NBC Nightly News before joining CNN as a journalist in 2006.

Beginning in 2014, he rose to popularity as the host of CNN Tonight. Lemon has also won an Edward R. Murrow Award and three regional Emmys. Don Lemon Tonight is hosted by him.

Recently, Don Lemon is making rounds over the speculations of his weight loss. Did he really slim down? Let's discuss.

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Don Lemon's Weight Loss: How Many Pounds Did He Lose?

Don Lemon before and after weight loss.

Don Lemon before and after weight loss.
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While co-presenting a Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation lunch in Susan Gutfreund's condominium, the CNN reporter revealed that he is concerned about his health and wellbeing.

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Don Lemon reflected how he's a guy of a certain age now, and he's going to have to modify his diet. He'd have to give up the fried foods.

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But, he noted, he's a Southern guy at heart, so he must also limit his consumption of catfish, fried foods, fish tacos, lobster rolls, shrimp broth, and stew. He enjoys fried chicken

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Back in 2016, a Twitter user asked Don about his apparent weight loss.

The person said,

Has @donlemon dropped some weight? He didn't need to do that.

Don replied, "I did. Almost 25 lbs (weight loss). I carried it well but it was time for it to go."

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It comes as no surprise that Don Lemon is extremely conscious about his well being and is not fond of junk food that serves no real benefits.

Don Lemon's Early Life and Education

Don Lemon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on 1st March 1966, to mother Katherine Marie (Bouligney) and father Wilmon Lee Richardson.

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His dad was a well-known lawyer who was involved in landmark litigation contesting the partition of public transit in Baton Rouge. Lemon was raised under the surname of his mom's then-husband, Wilmon, and found he was his old man when he was five years old.

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Don is primarily of African-American and Creole descent; his maternal granny was the offspring of a black woman and a white father of French and Scots-Irish descent.

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He went to Baker High School, a public high school in Baker, East Baton Rouge Parish. During his senior year, Lemon was elected class president.

Lemon studied broadcast journalism at Louisiana State University and Brooklyn College before graduating in 1996. He worked as an intern at WNYW while attending Brooklyn College.

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For numerous years, he served as a correspondent for Fox affiliates in St. Louis and Chicago, as well as NBC stations in Philadelphia and Chicago.

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