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Friday, March 29, 2013

Roland Martin out of CNN

UPDATE (1:55 p.m.): CNN spokesperson Edie Emery confirms that Roland Martin's contract will end in the first week of April.
ORIGINAL STORY: CNN analyst Roland Martin says that he is leaving the network on April 6 due to a decision made by new president Jeff Zucker -- an announcement that the network has yet to confirm.
"Last day at @cnn is April 6," Martin wrote on Twitter this morning. In response to a question from a follower regarding the decision, Martin wrote, "new boss wants his own peeps."

Martin did not immediately respond to request for comment. CNN spokespeople also did not respond to a request for confirmation.

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.

UPDATE (4:15 p.m.): Martin emails POLITICO:
[My] agents notified me that they had been informed that at the conclusion of the two month extension granted in February, my last day at CNN would be April 6.  (Continues)

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