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Who is Don Lemon? Who are his parents Katherine and Wilmon?

BY Anas Shah Sep 15, 2022. 07:30 pm UPDATED: Sep 15, 2022. 07:30 pm

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Don Lemon gained notoriety as a broadcaster by hosting his own newscasts on CNN.

Viewers are interested in learning more about the Emmy Award-winning journalist, his parents, and his upbringing outside of the fact that he hosts his own CNN series.

Who are Don Lemon’s parents?

Don Lemon was born on March 1st, 1966 to parents Katherine Clark and Wilmon Richardson.

Don spent the majority of his formative years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

He disclosed in 2011 that his father had a second marriage in addition to his relationship with his mother.

However, Don’s mother had a second husband who she had divorced because he “wasn’t treating her well.”

The former TODAY contributor said in a PEOPLE interview how a previous relationship gave him the confidence to come out to his mother.

He recalled: “So I told her, ‘Mom, I’m really sad about John and our relationship.

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“She asked me what kind of relationship we had, and I told her, ‘He was my lover.’ That’s when I started crying.

“She started to learn about my friends and my life, and she really started to accept it.”

She understood that all of her anxieties were unfounded, as she had imagined, Don said.

In the litigation that successfully challenged the segregation of public transportation in the family’s hometown of Baton Rouge, Don’s late father Wilmon Richardson, an attorney, played a key role.

Wilmon passed away when the host was a little child as a result of health issues brought on by diabetes.

Lemon learned that Wilmon was his father when he was five years old. Lemon was born with the last name of his mother’s first spouse.

Katherine and Wilmon

Does Don Lemon have siblings?

Leisa and Yma are Don’s sisters; the latter is the last surviving member of his family.

Leisa Lemon drowned on January 31, 2018, in a fishing accident in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

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On Thursday, February 1, the grieving anchor posted on Twitter:
“Thanks everyone for your words of sympathy.

“Please keep my family in your prayers. Leisa was my oldest sister & partner in crime growing up. Always had my back. #RIPbigSis.”

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