Don Lemon claims that CNN has fired him.
According to reports, Lemon’s agency informed him of his dismissal.
“I am stunned,” he wrote on Twitter. “After 17 years at CNN I would have thought someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly.”
“At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network. It is clear that there are some larger issues at play.”
After anchoring NBC Chicago and working as a correspondent for NBC News, Lemon joined CNN in 2006.
He was well-known for criticizing cable television during his stint on CNN and for expressing his strong beliefs.
He recently came under fire for remarks he made on the radio regarding Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, after she declared her bid for president in the 2024 election.
In a CNN This Morning segment, he said she “isn’t in her prime.”
“When a woman is considered to be in her prime — in her 20s, 30s and maybe her 40s.”
His remarks sparked an immediate outcry.
CNN responded to Lemon’s tweet regarding his firing by releasing a statement stating that the two “have parted ways.”
“Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years,” CNN said in a statement. “We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavors.”
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