Don Lemon says he’s been fired from his post at CNN’s”CNN This Morning,” which he co-anchored with Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow for about six months.
The former anchor, who was on air Monday morning, shared the news in a statement on Twitter.
“I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned,” he wrote.
CNN CEO Chris Licht said in a statement that the network wishes him well and will cheer him on as he pursues future endeavors, echoing what he wrote in an email to CNN staffers obtained by USA TODAY.
“To my CNN Colleagues, CNN and Don have parted ways. Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years,” Licht said.
He added, “CNN This Morning has been on the air for nearly six months, and we are committed to its success.”