Mark Haines Passes Away

CNBC announced that Mark Haines has died. Details are still sketchy as to what happened. Haines was last seen on the air on Friday. Haines’ passing is going to leave a big void at CNBC. Jonathan Wald put out this tweet just a short time ago…

Mark Haines was the franchise. Nicest gruff guy you will ever meet. Epitomized the brand, loved the news, cared deeply.

Update: During the 10am hour of Squawk on the Street, Mark is the main focus as co-workers and friends share memories of Haines.

Update 2: Jeff Cox’s story on CNBC.com regarding Haines’ passing…

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.”

Update 3: Time’s James Poniewozik writes about Haines…

CNBC just issued the sudden and sad news that Mark Haines, founding anchor of the channel’s signature program Squawk Box, died last night. The channel has launched a lot of business-news stars in its time, but Haines was as close as anyone to being its defining face and voice. Like a lot of financial laymen, I’m sure, I watch business-news TV only occasionally—when there’s a big move in the markets, when a bank collapses, &c.—but when I envision CNBC, Haines’ presence is probably what first comes to mind.

Update 4: CNBC will air a tribute to Haines tonight at 7pm ET…

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9 Responses to “Mark Haines Passes Away”

  1. whitneymuse Says:

    That man’s personality will be missed greatly.

  2. whitneymuse Says:

    The day he said goodbye to Erin Burnett I think he had tears in his voice; what a great guy.

  3. One of the best at CNBC. This is especially shocking since Erin Burnett just left. They were a great pair.

  4. terance Says:

    Shocking.

    Poor Erin Burnett! She really liked that guy.

  5. Simply shocking.

  6. paminwi Says:

    He will truly will be missed. He was one of the “fun ones” to watch on CNBC. He genuinely seemed to be having a great time at his job!

    Prayers to his family.

  7. CINDY ASHLEY MILLER Says:

    Absolutely “real” in every sense…I luved watching him. :(

  8. whitneymuse Says:

    Erin coming back for the tribute to Haines was so appropo and well done…CNBC.
    Congrats to that production team, there.

  9. business…

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