WATCH: Don Lemon announces he’s leaving “CNN Tonight” to focus on new project

CNN’s Don Lemon announced Friday he’s leaving as anchor of “CNN Tonight” to work on a new project also within CNN.

“It’s been really really great. This is the last night that will be ‘CNN Tonight With Don Lemon,’” Lemon said.

“So, I appreciate all the years of ‘CNN Tonight With Don Lemon,’ but changes are coming, and I will fill you in,” he added.