Still More on Haines
The New York Times’ Michael J. De La Merced and Brian Stelter write about the death of Mark Haines…
Joe Kernen, who co-hosted “Squawk Box” with Mr. Haines, said that his colleague’s influence on CNBC stretched well beyond the morning, given his presence at the network from its inception.
“His fingerprints were on everything,” Mr. Kernen said in a telephone interview.
Mr. Kernen pointed to Sept. 11, 2001 as Mr. Haines’s single most important day as an anchor, when he calmly reported on developments about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
In a telephone interview, Ms. Burnett repeated what Mr. Haines’ wife said on the air on CNBC earlier in the day: “He seemed invincible.”
Ms. Burnett said she was thankful to have had “the blessing to be able to tell him how I feel and what I think of him because we just had that goodbye,” referring to their emotional conversation on “Squawk on the Street” three weeks ago, on her last day at CNBC.