Don Lemon, host of the hit news panel show “CNN This Morning” was allegedly “screaming” at co-host Kaitlan Collins off-camera during an ugly December incident – and the incident has the entire cast and crew on edge, Media Take out has learned.
The NYT Post is reporting that the 56-year-old Lemon approached 30-year-old Collins following the show’s Thursday, Dec. 8, broadcast — and allegedly screamed in her face, in front of staffers. Don accused her of “interrupting” him on air.
“Don screamed at Kaitlan, who was visibly upset and ran out of the studio,” one source with knowledge told the NY Post.
And according to the report, Kaitlan went and told on Don to the CNN CEO Chris Licht, who is said to have been appalled by Don’s behavior, according to The NY Post. A second source said a producer talked to Lemon at the behest of Licht and told the anchor to take the next day off to “cool off.”
At this point, Kaitlan wants to be on set with Don “as little as possible,” a source with knowledge of the situation added. “It’s messy.”
A rep from CNN declined to comment on the incident but said: “In just three months, these anchors have created a compelling morning show that breaks news and drives the conversation.”