CNN host Don Lemon announced that Friday that “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” was coming to an end, according to The Daily Caller.
Lemon made his announcement with the caveat that he would not be leaving the network, however, he said he would be giving the details of his next venture at a later date:
“I told you I had an announcement, and I do,” Lemon said. “It’s been really, really great. This is the last night that we’ll be CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.
“So I appreciate all the years of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” he added. “But changes are coming. And I will fill you in. But until then, I am very proud of my CNN special about Marvin Gaye’s groundbreaking album ‘What’s going on.’”
Lemon then tweeted about his upcoming change, indicating that he believed there was confusion:
“So I got back down to my office after the show – everybody calm down,” the CNN host said. “I didn’t say I was leaving CNN. I just said it was the end of an era for CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.”
“I am not leaving CNN, so you will have to tune in Monday at 10:00 to see,” he continued. “That’s it. So relax. I’m not leaving. I’m not leaving.”
The album Lemon referenced was a special that aired during his normal time slot, and was apparently a project he felt strongly about.
While neither Lemon nor the network specified why Lemon was making the change, according to the Daily Wire’s report, it could be linked to a massive ratings drop that the network has suffered in recent months.