Skip to comments.CNBC's Mark Haines has died
Posted on 05/25/2011 7:14:49 AM PDT by abb
Reminisces on CNBC now ongoing
65 years old.
CNBC Anchor Mark Haines Dies Unexpectedly at Age 65
Published: Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
Veteran journalist Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening. He was 65 years old.
Haines, founding anchor of CNBC’s morning show “Squawk Box,” was co-anchor of the network’s “Squawk on the Street” program, providing insight and commentary sometimes humorous and occasionally acerbic.
CNBC President Mark Hoffman called Haines a “building block” of the financial networks’ programming. Hoffman said Haines died at his home.
“With his searing wit, profound insight and piercing interview style, he was a constant and trusted presence in business news for more than 20 years,” Hoffman said in a statement to CNBC employees. “From the dotcom bubble to the tragic events of 9/11 to the depths of the financial crisis, Mark was always the unflappable pro.
“Mark loved CNBC and we loved him back. He will be deeply missed.”
Haines may be best remembered for his calming and commanding presence during the 9/11 tragedy when he reacted unflapplably to the furious stream of incoming rumor and even more astonishing truth with a professionalism that rivaled any television anchor, said CNBC senior economics reporter Steve Liesman.
Haines was well-known around the newsroom for giving his colleagues on-air nicknames. He was responsible for calling David Faber “The Brain,” Joe Kernen “The Kahuna” and Steve Liesman “The Professor.” If a colleague every complained about it, he would respond, “What’s worth more, your name or the nickname?”
He also often helped make his colleagues look good on air, saying, “Hey, when they look good, I look good, too.”
Haines served as a news anchor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, WABC-TV in New York, and WPRI-TV in Providence, before joining CNBC.
Haines held a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was a member of the New Jersey State Bar. In 2000, he was named to Brills Contents “Influence List.”
ping for later as I’m walking out the door. Sad news. Rest in Peace.
He was on Morning Joe last week. It must have been sudden.
RIP, Mark. Those were good times back in the ‘90s with the Squawk Box crew of Joe Kernen, David Faber and the guest hosts like Lawrence of America and Jimmy Rogers.
Heart? Stroke? God bless his family and give them peace.
IF Erin Burnett hadn’t left CNBC... she’d be blubbering now... Santelli just about lost it a bit ago.
One common theme of his colleagues comments is how confrontational he could be when interviewing guests. Thats an example from which all journalists could learn.
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Mark Haines memorably caused Barney Frank to walk off an interview... @cnbc must replay that video in his best clips $$
Yes, especially this crop of groveling RAT worshippers.
He struck me as an everyday man. Tough interviewer. Great tv presence. The old days of SOTS were fun to watch. The man will be greatlymissed. RIP..Mark. Sympathies to his family and his work family.
Video: Mark Haines vs Barney Frank: One of the best / funniest things weve seen on CNBC in a long time
Posted by WSF On June - 11 - 2009
CNBC predictably edited out the best part of the Barney Frank / Mark Haines conversation on executive pay which ended in an on air scuffle: Mark Haines last line. After a snippy and annoyed Barney Frank proclaimed the interview over, Mark Haines said: Fine, well manage without you. No doubt this will show up later on an unedited YouToube version ..
I hate this. Watched that guy just about every weekday morning for the last ten years. I liked him. This will kill Erin.
Did he die of a broken heart?
I remember when Squawk Box first started - back when Ailes ran CNBC.
I figured something was up with his more frequent absences. I always enjoyed his insight and commentary.
This was rich, rich, rich. Mark Haines refused to let Barney Frank get away with mischaracterizing Haines question to Barney, and Barney couldn’t take the heat. And Haines showed he couldn’t care less.
Confrontational, with a pro obama stance which came thru quite often. Just recently when I saw him interview a republican, he brought up the ‘party of no’ claim. I didn’t care to watch him, unfortunately, since I’m in the west coast, he was the one who was on when I’d tune in to cnbc.
I’m surprised his liver held out that long.
Haines was one of the last consummate journalists that gave both sides hell - and if he thought someone was full of crap - he said so. Party didn’t matter...
Why can’t one of the bad ones croak? There surely are enough of them.
I agree and always liked that about him. He tended to stand up for the underdog whomever that was.