BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Tim Malone (L) and Don Lemon attend The Recording Academy And Clive Davis' 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

CNN anchor Don Lemon engaged

Originally posted Sunday, April 7, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

CNN anchor Don Lemon said he’s engaged to his boyfriend Tim Malone in an Instagram post this weekend.

Lemon, who hosts “CNN Tonight” at 10 p.m. weekdays, said Malone - a real estate agent - provided special collars to their dogs Boomer and Barkley “Daddy Will You Marry Papa?”

“How could I say no?” Lemon wrote. 

Lemon, 53, lived in Atlanta working for CNN from 2006 to 2013. He came out in 2011, which was a big deal at the time

He moved up to New York City soon after Jeff Zucker took over CNN. Zucker rewarded Lemon the 10 p.m. prime-time slot in 2014 and he has been there ever since. 

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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