DCR Breaking News 🚨: Don Lemon is officially out from CNN.☕☕☕

Breaking News – Dream’s Chronicles Reloaded -NYC: Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some very hot tea and it involves Don Lemon and CNN.

CNN on Monday fired host and anchor Don Lemon, Lemon announced his departure from CNN in a tweet. “I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN,” he wrote. “I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that 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 work.”

CNN released a statement disputing Lemon’s characterization of what took place Monday morning, calling it “inaccurate.” “He was offered an opportunity to meet with management but instead released a statement on Twitter,” CNN’s communications team tweeted. While the acrimonious back-and-forth spilled out over Twitter, CNN chief executive Chris Licht wrote a short memo to employees announcing “CNN and Don have parted ways.”

In his memo to CNN employees on Monday, Licht wrote that the morning program “has been on air for nearly six months, and we are committed to its success.” Lemon co-hosted the program alongside Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, and he became a magnet for criticism, particularly after a February a segment discussing Haley’s call for competency tests for politicians older than 75. Lemon told his co-anchors “This whole talk about age makes me uncomfortable.” He added: “I think it is the wrong road to go down. She says people, you know, politicians or something are not in their prime. Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime, sorry when a woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s and 30s and maybe 40s.”

Lemon also appeared to be a key building block in CNN’s efforts to revive its flagging ratings and rebuild under Licht and its new owner Warner Bros. WarnerMedia merged with Discovery last April and last year, Lemon left the prime-time program he had hosted since 2014, “Don Lemon Tonight,” at Licht’s behest to co-anchor CNN’s newly retooled morning program, “CNN This Morning.”

Credit: The Washington Post, New York Times.


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