‘End of an Era’: Lemon Abruptly Announces ‘Changes Are Coming’ to ‘CNN Tonight’



In a relatively muted announcement Friday night time, CNN’s Don Lemon appeared to announce the tip of CNN Tonight with him on the helm and promised to share extra within the days to come back. However the cryptic message left many individuals scratching their heads and a few questioning if he was out at CNN altogether, transferring to a brand new undertaking with the community, and who will host the approaching Monday?

“I recognize all of the years of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. However adjustments are coming. And I’ll fill you in,” Lemon mentioned as he signed off for seemingly the ultimate time.

Lemon’s mysterious feedback started with a video tweet earlier than his present aired. “Tonight, I’ve an announcement concerning the present. Yup, finish of an period,” he advised followers whereas plotting alongside on a strolling pad underneath his desk.



Issues acquired extra perplexing through the handoff with Prime Time host Chris Cuomo as he dodged some lighthearted probing from his pal, suggesting Cuomo could be concerned within the change:

LEMON: However Pay attention, I’ve one thing I’m going to say on the finish of the present and I would like all people to tune in. I feel it’s actually necessary and I hope everybody’s okay with it. And that’s all I’ll say.

CUOMO: So, tonight you will notice one thing on the finish of the present?

LEMON: On the finish of the present. And there’ll be extra to come back, I’ll let you know over the weekend.

CUOMO: And there’s extra to come back over the weekend?

LEMON: But it surely includes us two. It includes you, however we’ll see.

CUOMO: And it’s not dangerous information?

LEMON: I’m not– nicely – I imply, come on.



And as promised, Lemon ended the present by seemingly saying he was leaving the internet hosting duties of CNN Tonight to another person. “It has been actually, actually nice. That is the final night time that we’ll be CNN Tonight with Don Lemon

. So, I recognize all of the years of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. However adjustments are coming. And I’ll fill you in,” he mentioned in a sober tone.

He then transitioned to touting how “very proud” he was of the Marvin Gaye particular he labored on, which aired proper after his present and took up his regular second hour.

Lemon’s puzzling announcement left many individuals surprised and scrambling for data. A lot so, that Lemon needed to put out one other video tweet to say he wasn’t leaving CNN.



“So, I acquired again all the way down to my workplace after the present. All people relax. I didn’t say I used to be leaving CNN. I simply mentioned it was an finish of an period for CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. I’m not leaving CNN. So, you’ll have to tune in Monday at 10 o’clock to see. That’s it. So, chill out. I’m not leaving,” he declared with fun. “I’m not leaving!”

If it seems that Lemon was leaving CNN Tonight, it could definitely be the tip of an period of unhinged rants and race-baiting. You may take a look at earlier NewsBusters reporting on CNN Tonight right here, and Don Lemon right here. And NewsBusters will likely be maintaining a watch out to see what is going to occur with the timeslot and with Lemon going ahead.

[H/T to Fox News’s Joseph Wulfsohn]


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