D. L. Hughley Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

Who is D. L. Hughley?

D.L. Hughley known by his birthnames as Darryl Lynn Hughley is a prominent American actor and stand-up comedian. Hughley is best known as the original host of BET’s ComicView from 1992 to 1993, the eponymous character on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys. And as one of the “Big Four” comedians in The Original Kings of Comedy.

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In addition to that, he has been the host of CNN’s D.L. Hughley Breaks the News a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show on NBC. Also as a local radio personality and interviewer in New York City. Lynn in early 2013, landed in 9th place on Dancing with the Stars.

How Old is D.L. Hughley?

He is 59 years old as of March 2022, having been born on March 6, 1963, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Hughley shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Tyler The Creator, Ellie Zeiler, Biannca PrinceFamous Debo, Jacob Bertrand, and many more.

D.L. Hughley Family

Who are D.L. Hughley’s Parents?

He was born to Charles Hughley (Father) was a Delta Air Lines maintenance worker. And Audrey Hughley (Mother)was a homemaker.

Does D.L. Hughley have Siblings?

He is the second born of four children. However, much is not known about his siblings’ names. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

D.L. Hughley Education

He received his high school education at San Pedro High School. But he was expelled after he became a member of the notorious street gang the Bloods.

D.L. Hughley Marital Status

He is married to the love of his life LaDonna Hughley. They have been married since 1986. His wife is a producer.

D.L. Hughley Kids

He has three kids with his wife LaDonna. Two daughters by the names of Ryan Nicole Hughley (born in 1987) and Tyler Whitney Hughley (born in 1991). And a son by the name of Kyle Aaris Hughley (born in 1988).

D.L. Hughley Career

He was the original host of ComicView from 1992 to 1993, the stand-up comedy program on BET. D.L. Hughley appeared in 1993, in the third season of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will’s friend Keith Campbell, a comedian from Philadelphia. From 1998 to 2002, Hughley wrote, produced, and starred in the television sitcom series, The Hughleys. The series was based on his real-life experiences living with his African-American family in an upscale neighborhood. D.L. Hughley released a stand-up comedy album “D.L. Hughley: Notes From The GED Section” in 2005. He was the host of the BET Awards in 2008. He served as special guest moderator of ABC’s The View in June 2008, for one day. His first book, I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America, was published on July 31, 2012, by Crown Archetype Press, with contributions from Michael Malice.

On season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, he was a contestant. Where he partnered with Cheryl Burke (a two-time champion). D.L.  Hughley’s second book was published by William Morrow on June 6, 2017, titled Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years. His third book was published on June 26, 2018, by William Morrow titled How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People with contributions from Doug Moe. On June 30, 2020, his later book titled Surrender, White People: Our Conditional Terms for Peace was published by Harper Collons with contributions from Doug Moe. Hughley is currently hosting a talk show The D.L. Hughley Show which premiered on March 18, 2019, on TV One.

A Career at CNN

Hughley was selected to host and write a comedic news show on CNN, titled D.L. Hughley Breaks the News. Which covers global happenings in politics, entertainment, sports, and pop culture. The show aired its premiere episode on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at 10 p.m. EDT on CNN. CNN announced on March 9, 2009, that Hughley would be ending the show due to a desire to work in Los Angeles and be closer to his family.

A Radio Career

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Hughley also has a career as an on-air radio personality. The D.L. Hughley Morning Show premiered on July 20, 2009, on WRKS (now WEPN) more popularly known now as 98.7 Kiss FM an urban adult contemporary station in New York City. His co-hosts included Jacque Reid ( a former BET news correspondent). The show placed him in direct competition with his fellow “King of Comedy” Steve Harvey airing from 6 to 10 am. Kiss FM dropped the show in August 2010, and Hughley moved on to other endeavors. REACH Media (the syndicate founded by Tom Joyner) announced on August 12, 2013, that they had finalized a deal with Hughley to host a new nationally syndicated afternoon drive show. The D.L. Hughley Show is distributed by Cumulus Media Networks.

D.L. Hughley Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 7inches (1.7m) and a weight of 75kg (165lbs)

D.L. Hughley Salary and Net Worth

He is estimated to have an annual salary of $400,000. Hughley’s net worth is $10 million.

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