In Memoriam: Mark Haines

  • CNBC Anchor Mark Haines Dies Unexpectedly
    By: Jeff Cox
    Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:33 AM ET
    Mark Haines

    Veteran journalist Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening. He was 65 years old. CNBC President Mark Hoffman called Haines a "building block" of the financial networks' programming.

  • Share Your 'Mark Moments' Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:29 AM ET
    In memoriam: Mark Haines

    We invite readers to share their memories and thoughts about CNBC Anchor Mark Haines.

  • CEO NBCUniversal and Executive VP, Comcast Steve Burke Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    A fixture on CNBC since the network's beginning and a welcome daily presence to countless loyal viewers, Mark brought to his work a wonderful mix of intelligence and gruff charm. He helped define not only CNBC but the entire genre of televised business news.

  • CNBC President Mark Hoffman Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 11:08 AM ET

    "Mark loved CNBC and we loved him back. He will be deeply missed," said CNBC President Mark Hoffman.

  • The Business World Remembers Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 10:38 AM ET
    Nasdaq remembers Mark Haines

    Corporate executives, on-air guests, commentators and contributors on CNBC had a special appreciation for Mark Haines.

  • Maria Bartiromo: He Was a Pioneer, Mentor, Hero Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:26 PM ET
    In memoriam: Mark Haines

    We launched Squawk Box together in 1994 and we were proud of delivering something new and something valuable to viewers.

  • Erin Burnett: Mark Taught Me Everything     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    Former CNBC anchor Erin Burnett shares her memories about working with Mark Haines.

  • Tyler Mathisen: He Was Always Himself Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    The word I've heard more today about Mark Haines than any other is "authentic." He was surely that.

  • Jim Cramer: He's Our Guy Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 1:19 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    "He was the standard. He was our Huntley, Brinkley, Cronkite and Mike Wallace all in one."

  • Sue Herera: It Was an Honor to Work with Mark Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    It was an honor and a privilege to work with Mark for these past 22 years.

  • Larry Kudlow: He Called Me 'Lawrence of America' Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    For years I worked with Mark Haines on Squawk Box, usually Friday mornings as a guest or guest host. We go back a long way. He called me 'Lawrence of America.' The nickname stuck. I loved it. Like every one I was stunned to hear the unspeakably bad news this morning.

  • Alan Greenspan: An Engaging Television Presence Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 12:47 PM ET

    Mark Haines had such an engaging television presence that it is difficult to envision whom CNBC will find to fill his shoes.

  • Scott Cohn: CNBC's Voice, Personality, Soul Friday, 27 May 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    When CNBC started, Mark gave us a sense of stability and security.  Six years later, in 1995, Mark gave CNBC what it needed most: its voice. Its personality. On the premiere of Squawk Box that year, Mark promised "a program like you've never seen before." Boy, did he have that right.

  • Jane Wells: Growing Tomatoes and Puttering Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 11:02 AM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    Mark was not the sort of guy who would come running over to say hello when I dropped in for a visit to CNBC headquarters. If I saw him in a hallway, he'd shout "Janie!" on his way to one of his infamous smoking breaks and keep on walking.  I loved it.

  • John Harwood: We Could All Learn From His Example Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:36 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    I learned an important lesson from Mark Haines as I embarked on a TV career five years ago after a quarter-century in print. It was the value of authenticity.  On TV, Mark was the same person that he was off the air.

  • Phil LeBeau: Nicknaming Me On-Air Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    More than once Mark and I sparred on air about what was happening with the Big Three as they were losing billions of dollars.  I loved those exchanges.

  • 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.

  • Jeff Zucker: He Was an Original Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 12:40 PM ET

    He was an original. In every sense. As a producer, what I loved about Mark was that he was truly authentic, and never pretended to be anything but who he was.

  • Herb Greenberg: Taught Me a Lesson About Disagreeing Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 11:58 AM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    To Mark, on air, I was ‘Erb (he dropped the “H”) and since my return he always introduced me saying something like, “Now let’s pay a visit to ‘Erb’s Garden.” I loved it! (Any nickname from Mark was coveted.)

  • David Faber: Great Skill as Interviewer Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 3:49 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    You might not know when it would come, but you didn’t want to miss it when it did: that moment in an interview conducted by Mark Haines when he would cast a skeptical eye at his subject and bear down with that baritone voice in a relentless, but perfectly acceptable way and demand an answer.

  • Bob Pisani: Death Like a Thunderclap on NYSE Floor Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    While I was waiting for the elevator to go back to my office from the NYSE floor this morning, the CEO of Heinz, Bill Johnson, came over to say hello. "I'm sorry about your loss," he said. "Mark was a great lover of ketchup, and a great lover of Heinz products." He was indeed. His death came like a thunderclap on the NYSE floor.

  • Sharon Epperson: I Am Stunned by This News Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:12 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    The NYSE may have been the Mark's home for the many years that he anchored "Squawk on the Street" from that floor, but he also found his way into the hearts of many of the traders here at the Nymex.

  • In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    My heart goes out to the the family of Mark Haines. I was saddened and shocked when I first heard of Mark's passing. To me, Mark was always larger than life, both in stature and on air.

  • In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    For a young reporter making the move from print to TV, Mark Haines was an intimidating figure. A grizzled veteran of the medium, he didn't suffer fools and took evident pleasure in putting both reporters and guests on the spot.

  • Bertha Coombs: He Came to Work in Sweatpants and Crocs Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    This is a guy who didn't put on airs. He came to work in ratty sweatpants and god-awful bright-colored Crocs. He didn't suffer fools, but at the end of the day he really was always fair.

  • Darren Rovell: Haines Was Your Everyman Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:42 AM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    When I got to CNBC in July 2006, I knew I'd have to get to know Mark Haines. And boy did I.

  • David Zaslav: A Lion's Growl but a Great Heart Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 1:50 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    I negotiated Mark's first deal and we had a long talk about the fact that he had gone to law school and never loved the law and that broadcasting was his passion... and it must have been, because when we hired Mark, he worked for very little money, but he was always happy.

  • Brian Shactman: His Lack of Self-Consciousness Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    Veteran journalist Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening. Brian Shactman remembers.

  • Bob Wright: He Was a Cornerstone of CNBC Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 1:05 PM ET
    In memoriam: Mark Haines

    We have enjoyed his company on and off air for many, many years. He is a legend in the business of financial news and it was an honor knowing him.

  • Vince Farrell: His Love of Kids Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:29 AM ET
    In memoriam: Mark Haines

    My favorite memories of Mark will be talking about kids, lacrosse - my sons had played - and music and dance.

  • Tony Fratto: His No-Nonsense, Funny, Patriotic Voice Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:33 AM ET
    In memoriam: Mark Haines

    I had conducted press briefings from the White House, from US Treasury, I had done countless network and cable interviews, but I was never more worried about saying something stupid than when I did my first interview with Mark Haines!

  • Mike Huckman: He Had Gravitas and Credibility Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:17 PM ET
    In Memoriam: Mark Haines

    That interview got a lot of media play and was a seminal moment in my CNBC career. But what gave me the most gratification was that now I was a member of the "Mark Haines Club."

  • 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.

  • Beyond CNBC: More Thoughts on Mark Haines' Passing Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    The passing of Mark Haines reverberated beyond CNBC .....

Memorable Moments

  • Haines Highlights     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    Some of the best of Mark Haines on CNBC during his 22-year stint with the network. Haines died unexpectedly last night at the age of 65.

  • Business School for Kids     Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 8:20 PM ET

    One Chicago school teaches kids about financial literacy, with John Rogers, Ariel Capital Management CEO and CNBC's Mark Haines

  • Haines Live on Sept. 11, 2001     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Mark Haines, live on September 11, 2001.

  • Crash of '87: Then & Now     Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 9:42 AM ET

    The crash of '87 happened 20 years ago, today, and Elaine Garzarelli, president of Garzarelli Research, and CNBC's Mark Haines look back on that day.

  • Haines Versus Hobbs on BP Oil Spill     Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs and Mark Haines discuss their feelings regarding BP and the ongoing Gulf oil spill.

  • A Teary Farewell     Friday, 6 May 2011 | 10:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Erin Burnett says goodbye to her co-host, Mark Haines, viewers and CNBC.

  • Erin Burnett: Mark Taught Me Everything     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    Former CNBC anchor Erin Burnett shares her memories about working with Mark Haines.

  • Covering The Economic Crisis of 2008     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 10:20 AM ET

    Discussing how the $700 billion plan is resonating with the presidential election, with James Pethokoukis, U.S. News & World Report; Keith Boykin, The Daily Voice; and CNBC's Mark Haines.

  • Obama & the Markets     Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 9:05 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses Obama's feeling about the markets and his non-appearance at the NYSE, with CNBC's Mark Haines & Erin Burnett.

  • Breaking Down the Senate Health Care Bill     Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 2:44 PM ET

    President Obama is inviting 150 doctors to the White House today including one from each state to discuss health care reform, with Dan Ripp, Bradley Woods; Rick Weissenstein, Washington Research Group; and CNBC's Mark Haines.

  • Brokaw On The Presidency     Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | 3:13 PM ET

    Insight on the turn of power, with Tom Brokaw, NBC News special correspondent and CNBC's Erin Burnett & Mark Haines.

  • Obamacare Will Lead to Rationing     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:54 AM ET

    The NYSE issues a statement of condolence and the CNBC news team remember Mark Haines' work ethic and passion for his family.

  • Fiscal Attraction?     Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 10:44 AM ET

    Why big spenders often marry savers, with Scott Rick, University of Michigan; Dr. Nancy Irwin, cognitive behavioral therapist; and CNBC's Mark Haines.

  • Inside Wall St.-Main St. Disconnect     Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 10:15 AM ET

    Discussing whether the financial industry is really serious about reform, with Tim Ryan, SIFMA president & CEO and CNBC's Mark Haines.


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