Skip to comments.CNBC Anchor Mark Haines Dies Unexpectedly at Age 65
Posted on 05/25/2011 7:17:30 AM PDT by John W
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.
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Whoa, that’s a major deal. Even though I stopped watching CNBC a long time ago (sometimes running the ticker w/the TV on mute) I kind of liked MH. RIP, man.
RIP he was ok in my book
Oh my. Rest in peace Mark. Great tough interviewer.
Same here. He was a fixture. Looks like a guy who could have heart disease.
“Liiiiive, from the financial capital of the world, this is Squawk on the Street”.
He will be missed. Rest in Peace.
Did he die of a broken heart?
Oh No! I did like him. What happened. Shocked and really young too.
Sad news because he was a NJ family man that drove an SUV and shopped at Home Depot - that separated him from the Park Avenue elites that appeared as guests on the show. Yet, he maddened my household with his staunch defense of Democrats - he even developed talking points to support his left leaning views. Deepest sympathy to his family to suffer such a loss.
He was a good guy. Great Wit. Never heard him speak the NBC Kool aide once. A straight shooter.
That said RIP Mr Haines..My prayers go out to your family..
I was videotaping Mark Haines on CNBC at the very moment the terrorists hit the first twin tower in NY. I have lots of videotape of him that morning. RIP Mark.
I always enjoyed him on cnbc. Going back years.
If I am not mistaken Roger Ailes created CNBC.
I loved the video of the penguins fall off the ice float that Haines always played on his show.
Never heard of the guy, never saw him before. Sorry he is dead, but “news” it is not.
At what age was he expected to die?
If an anchor for a network nobody watches dies, will anybody notice?
Now the only thing to keep me up at night is that whole tree falls in the forest and nobody is around does it make a noise thing.
Yes, it is news. So I take it you think that anything you have never seen or heard of can ever be news. Interesting take.
Although sad, the recent passing of Joe Battipaglia was an even larger loss to the financial community.
RIP: Joseph Battipaglia, Popular Wall Street Strategist
Wall Street veteran Joseph Battipaglia, chief market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, died at 55 from an apparent heart attack on Thursday according to Fox Business News.
Battipaglia, well known in the finance industry for his opinionated views, was the former chairman of investment policy at brokerage Ryan Beck & Co, before it was acquired by Stifel in 2007. He also worked in executive positions at Gruntal & Co. and as an analyst at Exxon Corporation and Elkins & Co.
Interesting that in that video, which was taped about a month ago, but posted on that blog today ... that Erin says to him “I know you are going to be changing the foods you eat soon.”
I don’t know if he was changing his diet in order to eat healthier, but it sounds like that’s a possibility. Wonder if a sudden change in diet is partially related do with his death.
Regardless, sad, sad news. RIP, Mark.
This is not MSNBC, it’s CNBC and Haines was a great guy on their morning business show. This is the same show where Rick Santelli kicked off the Tea Party movement with his rant on the floor of the NYSE.
Its nice these days on FR that on any given thread you can find at least one posting reminding us all that we are doomed.
I wonder if Mark told Erin that he had health problems and would retire soon. Her CNN “take-out” price would be much higher if they were a team when she left than if he retired first. If so, he did her a major and unselfish favor.
Same here. We didn't have Fox News back in 2001, so I tuned into the network that I assumed would have the most updated info in the Wall Street/World Trade Center area in NYC - CNBC.
he always gave the entrepenurial answers and questions.
he was even very good at grilling the designated WH/socialist political officers foised upon cnbc after the dean scream.
I switched to cnbc as the morning opener after fnf was too much fluff and c-span was democrat seminar caller central.
As a fixture of CNBC in the morning, he'll be missed. RIP Mark.
I think he was one of the reasons that fox business could never get the traction to compete seriously with CNBC.
Mark Haines embodied the soul of anyone who has ever sat on a trading floor, he was smart, sarcastic,glib, quick, bright and undeniably loyal to him coworkers. He was sassy when need be, but called it as he saw it.
As a woman who worked for 10 years trading I would have adored sitting next to Mark. I think the primary attraction for me was the fact that he was settled enough in his career to let Erin shine. I loved watching the undercurrents and humor between them, he let her play the straight man, even though he had teed her up and she was holding in split at the seams laughter. It made my day to witness the twinkle in his eye, and the trajectories he would take to make her laugh, all the while educating the audience. There is a huge void, and I want to express my deepest regrets to his family and his friends at CNBC. The world lost a very special, dear man who was certainly part of our home every day. I know he is probably lecturing some angel on multiples and
EBITDA. YOU WERE MUCH LOVED AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. BLESS YOU FOR THE DAILY SMILES YOU BROUGHT TO OUR FACE
If you have never heard of him or seen him on CNBC then I really have to question what you consider “news”. Guess I don’t understand why you would spend the energy to write about someone you knew nothing about. Maybe should have spent that time researching the fine human being you were so quick to be dismissive of. We all have our focal points, but if you are unaware, why bother posting at all...?
Wow, it’s strange because where I live, everybody watches CNBC, just as most of us lost a great many friends in 9/11. Maybe where you live breaking news doesn’t affect your day to day life, but in the NYC area you would be hard pressed to find an educated person who doesn’t watch CNBC. Mark was beyond magnificent, but it is a network that is saturated with global information. I understand that it may not be YOUR favorite channel. But where you stand depends on where you sit. Don’t quite understand why you would waste time writing something so distasteful if you don’t even understand who he was. If you are the least bit inquisitive about the markets and how they function then you could glean a tremendous amount of information from this show. How sad to put energy into being so negative and throwing around one of the most abused quotes (tree in the forest, give me a break), maybe take a break from your laptop and read a few books on the industry or watch HBO’s too big to fail to realize how fragile the balance is, to help you understand that the news they are reporting hourly affects you in every aspect of you life, your home, your income, our nat’l security, lending rates, the fact that we trust that our banks won’t fail and that the US dollar won’t lose its value overnight. We are now global, this involves everyone on earth.