The Untold Truth About Don Lemon’s Fiancé Tim Malone

April 18, 2024
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Tim Malone is mostly known for being the fiancé of Don Lemon, a famous CNN TV host. Formerly working at NBC, now he is a successful real estate agent at Douglas Elliman. The couple became engaged in April of 2019, but the date of their wedding is still not yet known.

Early life, family, educational background

Tim Malone was born on 6 April 1984, in Water Mill, New York USA. He is of American Nationality, but little is known about his descent. His parents prefer to stay out of social media and remain unnamed. According to sources, Tim must be the only child since he’s never mentioned having any siblings.

Malone attended Southampton High School in New York, engaging in activities such as acting and creative writing. He also played soccer and basketball, but didn’t pursue a career in sports. He enroll into Boston College to study Journalism and History, and graduated from the university in 2006 with a degree in Journalism.


Career in media

After finishing his studies, Tim Malone started working at NBCUniversal as a production assistant for the “Today Show”, staying this role for a year, then transferring to the sales team of the USA & SYFY networks in 2007. He stayed on the NBCUniversal until 2013, working in the team of Sports and Olympics for five years.


According to Tim’s LinkedIn profile, in 2013 he started working at Billboard, an American music and entertainment magazine, spending three years at the company, occupying the positions of Director and Executive Director.

The final destination of his media career was Jukin Media, where he worked as an Executive Director for less than a year.

Career in real estate

In 2018, Tim Malone changed his career path and moved into real estate. He started working at The Corcoran Group, where he spent more than two years. Then Douglas Elliman Real Estate hired him in 2020 and he’s been employed there ever since. Tim’s experience in media and advertising has helped him become a successful NYC & Hamptons real estate agent.

Personal life, fiancé journalist Don Lemon

Tim Malone met Don Lemon in 2016, and they started dating in the summer of the same year. They hinted at their relationship in 2017, when Don posted their picture on Instagram, depicting the couple on their way to a ’90s theme party. Tim also posted apicture of Don on his social media pages.

Their affection was brought to the public eye once again in 2018, when they shared a kiss during CNN’s New Year celebration. Don and Tim also showed up together at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

In April 2019, Malone proposed to Lemon with the question written on their dog’s collar: ‘Daddy will you marry papa?’ Don said yes and the couple became engaged.


They now live together in Manhattan and Sag Harbor with their three dogs: Boomer, Barkley and Gus.

Tim and Don haven’t set the date of their wedding yet – they were waiting for the Covid-19 pandemic to end, as they wanted to celebrate with their families and friends. According to People, in his interview with Tamron Hill, Don mentioned that the couple is planning to have kids after they marry.

Who is Don Lemon?

Don Lemon is a well-known American journalist, who was born under the zodiac sig of Aries on 1 March 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA. His father, Wilmon Lee Richardson, was a famous attorney who fought for the abolition of segregation on public transportation in Baton Rouge; he died of diabetes in 1975.

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His mother is Katherine Clark, who supported Lemon when he came out about his sexual orientation. Don had two siblings, Leisa and Yma Lemon, however, Leisa passed away in 2018.

After matriculating from the Baker High School in Louisiana, Don attended Louisiana State University, majoring in broadcast journalism, and graduating from Brooklyn College in 1996.

Lemon started his successful career as an intern at WNYW while he was still attending university, and later on he was a weekend news anchor for WBRC and WCAU. He also worked as an anchor and investigative reporter for Fox affiliate and became a correspondent for NBC affiliates and NBC itself. He worked for popular news shows, such as “Weekend Today”, “Today”, and “NBC Nightly News”.


While working at the NBC-owned station WMAQ-TV in Chicago, Lemon won three Emmys for local reporting. He advanced in his career even more after joining CNN in 2006. He was always vocal about the existing problems on the network, and also spoke loudly about issues faced by African-American communities, for which he received a lot of criticism. According to sources, in 2018, he opened one of his shows by saying ‘This is CNN Tonight. I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist’. For raising his voice about racial tweets and behavior, Lemon received a backlash from conservatives, and inevitably President Donald Trump.

Don has been hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with co-host Brooke Baldwin since 2014.

Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts

Apart from leading a successful real estate career, Tim Malone loves working out, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys running and has completed the Boston and NYC Marathons. Allegedly, Tim’s favorite city is Paris, and he loves continental food. Malone is an animal-lover, looking after three dogs along with his fiancé.

Appearance, clothing style

Tim Malone is 6ft 2ins (188cm) in height and weighs about 187lbs (85 kgs). He has an athletic body, light brown hair, and blue eyes, and seems to be of Caucasian descent, with his white skin and lighter complexion.


As a real estate agent, Tim has a classic clothing style, and wears suits quite frequently, appearing in classic clothes even on his Instagram posts. In casual situations, he wears T-shirts with classic pants.

Net worth and salary

As of 2022, the net worth of Tim Malone is approximately $10 million; his main source of income is his real estate job, however, it’s unknown how much he earns annually. The net worth of his fiancé, Don Lemon, is estimated to be close to $12 million – allegedly, Don Lemon earns $4 million a year for his role at CNN. He owns a house in Hamptons, Sag Harbor, valued at $4.5 million.

Martha Clifford

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