Don Lemon breaks down during on-air tribute to Gwen Ifill
Don Lemon couldn’t hold back his emotions when he paid tribute to Gwen Ifill on-air.
The 61-year-old “PBS NewsHour” anchor died on Monday, and a tearful Lemon during his tribute on CNN recalled how she was kind enough to review his first demo tape, and described her as “simply brilliant and powerful, a quiet storm.”
He was clearly emotional as he broke down in saying goodbye to the news icon, saying, “I won’t say goodbye, because goodbyes are so hard. But I will say, so long and thank you.”
Watch the touching tribute below.
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