*CNN spokesperson Edie Emery has confirmed that Roland Martin’s contract will not be renewed when it ends in the first week of April.
The CNN analyst said earlier today that he is leaving the network on April 6 due to a decision made by new president Jeff Zucker.
“Last day at @cnn is April 6,” Martin tweeted this morning. In response to a question from a follower regarding the decision, Martin wrote, “new boss wants his own peeps.”
Martin, also a syndicated columnist and analyst for TV One, was suspended from the network last year after writing controversial tweets that were interpreted as homophobic by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.