CNN Host Hits Back At Claims He Was ‘Demoted’ After Primetime Show Axed

CNN Host Hits Back At Claims He Was ‘Demoted’ After Primetime Show Axed


CNN host Don Lemon has hit back at claims that he was “demoted” following the axing of his primetime show on the network and his move to morning TV.

During “Don Lemon Tonight” on Thursday, the host said he wanted to shut down further speculation that his move to daytime as a co-host on CNN’s morning show was somehow not his choice.

“I was presented with an opportunity that I can’t pass up at this network,” Lemon told his audience. “And we have a new boss [Chris Licht] who is a morning show impresario, and he wants a morning show that will kick off the editorial direction of the network every single day, and I am honored that he would ask me to do it.”

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