John Lemley is the anchor of CrimeOnline News Update, a daily newscast feature of Crime Stories with Nancy Grace on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The show airs weekdays at 12 noon ET on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 111, as well as on radio stations across the U.S. and on Nancy Grace’s Crime Stories podcast.
In addition to his work on SiriusXM, Lemley also anchors Momentum, an online TV news roundtable program for the city of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, that addresses topics impacting the greater metro-Atlanta area.
Beginning in 1997, Lemley hosted and produced a variety of news and arts programs for Atlanta’s NPR affiliate, WABE. In 2015, Lemley moved his cultural program, City Café to WMLB-Atlanta, where the show was expanded and retooled to focus purely on classical music and arts interviews. Also in 2015, Lemley began serving as occasional news anchor for Atlanta radio stations WSTR (Star 94) and WYAY (News Radio 106.7).
Over the past two decades, Lemley has garnered numerous accolades and awards. He has been named “Best Drive-Time DJ” by the staff of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for his work as host of the news magazine, All Things Considered. Atlanta Magazine chose Lemley and City Café as “Best of the Dial.” He is also a recipient of a GLAAD media award and has been honored by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for his work on City Café.
Lemley graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in musical theatre. He also studied Latin at Emory University in Atlanta. Lemley is based in Atlanta, where he lives with his husband, Mike Selk.