Mark Haines

Veteran anchor Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years, died unexpectedly May 25, 2011. He was 65 years old.

Mark Haines was the co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," which broadcast live from the New York Stock Exchange. Part of the CNBC team since 1989, Haines was the founding anchor of the network's signature morning show, "Squawk Box," and helped develop its format.

A broadcast veteran who served as a news anchor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, WABC-TV in New York, and WPRI-TV in Providence, Haines joined CNBC in 1989.

Haines had 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 Brill's Content's "Influence List."


  • Jonathan Wald: Our Shared Weakness for Snacks Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:27 PM ET
    Jonathan Wald

    Mark Haines was CNBC, and CNBC was Mark Haines.  I learned this from Mark himself and the countless people who gave me their opinions of CNBC when they found out I worked there.

  • Matt Quayle, Executive Producer, Squawk Box Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:22 PM ET

    He taught me how to decifer the news and then showed me how to bundle it all together into one special package. That package became Squawk Box.

  • Mark Haines: Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Remembers Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:07 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    Through him, I learned how to stop speaking in paragraphs and pages in the pathological way most academics communicate. Instead, he forced informality, crispness, and candor. He pretended to be a “young curmudgeon” but was really a revolutionary with his rare, unscripted authenticity.