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)