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Don Lemon Taps Powerhouse Hollywood Attorney Following CNN Exit

Following his departure from CNN, Don Lemon is reportedly preparing to take legal action.

Apr 26, 2023

Don Lemon Spent 17 Years With CNN And Amassed An Estimated $12M Net Worth Along The Way

When you think of on-air personalities, a few names automatically come to mind such as Oprah Winfrey, Wendy Williams — and Don Lemon. And while their impact on media is varied, the common denominator is their tenure in the roles with their respective media outlets. Winfrey retired after decades of hosting her show, and personal health challenges initiated Williams’ departure from her talk show. Then there’s Lemon, who has parted ways with CNN after 17 years at the network. He is a Baton Rouge, LA, native and began his career while studying at Brooklyn College, working as a news assistant for WNYW in New York City. According to PBS, Lemon would go on to work for several other local news stations in the New York Area; Philadelphia, PA; and Birmingham, AL. He got his big break in September 2006 when he joined CNN. During his time at the global news station, the 57-year-old hosted major news coverage events, including the 2008 Presidential election, the death of Michael Jackson in 2009,...

Apr 25, 2023

OkayMedia Taps Award-Winning CNN Veteran Anchor Isha Sesay as First Woman CEO

New York-based multimedia organization OkayMedia — whose mission is dedicated to elevating Black culture and amplifying Black voices — has tapped former CNN International anchor Isha Sesay as its first-ever female CEO. According to Variety, Sesay will oversee the company’s digital publications, Okayplayer — the progressive music site founded by The Roots member Questlove — and OkayAfrica — the website dedicated to all things African culture, music, and politics. She will also serve on OkayMedia’s board of directors, alongside Sam Hendel — co-founder of Dataminr — and Shawn Gee — president of Live Nation Urban and manager of The Roots. Additionally, she has also been named co-founder and CEO of OkayMedia’s latest production arm, SPKN/WRD, which aims to bring “fresh perspectives to the forefront, across feature films, documentaries, television, podcasting, and publishing,” according to the company. Some personal news… 👏🏾 Former CNN journalist @IshaSesay joins OkayMedia as new CEO....

Mar 31, 2021

Media Mogul Byron Allen Reveals He Has Sights Set On Owning CNN

On the heels of his hard-fought racial discrimination settlement with Comcast, media mogul, Byron Allen has his sights set on a new business venture, which is owning CNN. The Entertainment Studios owner went on record earlier this month revealing his ultimate dream of owning one of the most viewed cable news networks in the U.S., according to Statista. “I’d love to own CNN. But I have to buy AT&T to do that. And I will. Believe me, I think about it every day,” Allen told The Hollywood Reporter. Allen has a master plan brewing that he predicts will be on par with the likes of News Corp. founder, Rupert Murdoch. “I’m close to the same age when Rupert Murdoch came here to America,” he said. “He was in his 50s. I’m 59. What you see today will be 10,000 times bigger.” Those who know Allen, like his longtime friend and chess rival, Eddie Murphy, vouch for his acumen, especially his ability to patiently wait for the opportune time to secure epic business deals. “He’s super patient. He...

Jul 14, 2020