In a relatively muted announcement Friday evening, 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 return. 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 venture with the community, and who will host the approaching Monday?

“I respect 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 beneath 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 can be concerned within the change:

LEMON: However Hear, I one thing I’m going to say on the finish of the present and I need everyone to tune in. I believe 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 return, I’ll inform you over the weekend.

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

LEMON: Nevertheless it entails us two. It entails you, however we’ll see.

CUOM: And it’s not dangerous information?

LEMON: I’m not– effectively – 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 evening that we’ll be CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. So, I respect 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 shocked and scrambling for data. A lot so, that Lemon needed to put out another video tweet to say he wasn’t leaving CNN.



“So, I acquired again all the way down to my workplace after the present. Everyone settle down. 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, loosen up. I’m not leaving,” he declared with amusing. “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’ll be able to take a look at earlier NewsBusters reporting on CNN Tonight here, and Don Lemon here. And NewsBusters will probably be retaining 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]