Cable television network CNN has fired long-time host Don Lemon, the news anchor said in a post on Twitter yesterday, adding he was ‘stunned’ by the step and that he was not directly informed of the termination by the network.
“I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned,” Lemon said.
“After 17 years at CNN, I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly,” he added.
CNN said the network and Lemon had parted ways. It also added that Lemon was offered a chance to meet the network’s management.