Don Lemon is leaving CNN after 17 years

Don Lemon and CNN go their separate ways.

The presenter leaves the network after 17 years, CNN chairman Chris light confirmed in a statement on April 24 to his colleagues.

“CNN and Don have split up,” his message began. “Don will always 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 cheer him on in his future endeavours.”

Regarding the morning news show that Lemon co-hosted Kaitlan Collins And poppy HarlowLicht added, “CNN This Morning has been on the air for almost six months and we are committed to its success.”

Lemon, 57, has also addressed his departure, sharing a statement on Twitter about the decision.

“I was informed by my agent this morning that I have been terminated from CNN,” he claimed. “I am shocked. After 17 years at CNN, I would have thought someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly. At no point was I given any indication that I could not continue my work, having loved on the network. It’s clear that there are some major issues at play.

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