By Sandra Rose  | 

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The shakeup at CNN continues. Don Lemon's primetime CNN show has been canceled.

According to reports, the former "Don Lemon Tonight" host will move from primetime nights to an obscure morning show later this year.

Lemon reportedly sobbed loudly when he heard his primetime show was being canceled.


Lemon was the only openly gay Black anchorman with a primetime news show on CNN.

"The last eight years have been an incredible ride," Lemon said after he was informed of his new gig.

"I've had the opportunity to work with one of the best show teams in the business, but it's time to shake things up."

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Lemon, 56, will join CNN hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins on a revamped morning show that will replace the struggling "New Day."

He will also take a pay cut, according to a news source.

Don Lemon began his journalistic career as an assistant on Channel 5 in New York City.

CNN, based here in Atlanta, was acquired by Warner Bros. Discovery earlier this year.

Discovery CEO David Zaslav immediately announced he wanted CNN to return to unbiased news. That announcement sent shockwaves through the network's left-wing liberal staff.

CNN hired Chris Licht to replace CEO Jeff Zucker who resigned in February. Several more top executives have followed Zucker out the door.

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Brian Stelter, who helped to run CNN into the ground, was fired last month. Stelter is now teaching a course at Harvard.

In addition to Stelter, the entire staff of his "Reliable Sources" CNN show was laid off and the show was canceled.