News anchor Don Lemon is out at CNN : NPR
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News anchor Don Lemon is at CNN, he and the cable network announced Monday.
“Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years,” the news outlet he said in a tweet. “We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavours.”
Jo a statement posted on his Twitter accountLemon said his agent told him Monday morning that he had been terminated by CNN.
“I’m stunned. After 17 years at CNN, I would have thought someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly,” Lemon said.
“At no time was there ever any indication that I wouldn’t be able to continue doing the job I loved at the network. There are clearly bigger issues at play.”
Lemon recently returned to the air after taking some time off afterwards sexist and ageist remarks did on TV about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.
The news of Lemon’s departure came shortly after an announcement by Fox News that it had parted ways with popular and controversial host Tucker Carlson.