For we in the distant planet Mark would call “the strange land of Academia,” Mark was the gold standard of journalistic integrity. I worked with him for 21 years - since 1990 as one of his regular commentators on the courage and conduct of top leaders. — Jeffrey SonnenfeldYale School of Management
On one show, I accused Mark of being the Lou Dobbs of CNBC. Mark's quick reply, "Lou Dobbs is the Mark Haines of CNN." His quick wit, sharp elbows and tough mind will be missed. —Andy Busch CNBC Contributor and Director, Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist at BMO Capital Markets
Mark Haines was the long-time face of “tell it like it is” financial news. He was a tough, but fair interviewer, which produced some CNBC’s most engaging – and entertaining - moments. Most importantly, I always appreciated that he never hid the fact that he was first and foremost interested in the well-being of the retail investor. He was a staple – an institution in and of himself – greatly respected, and he will be missed. — Fred Tomczyk, President and CEO, TD Ameritrade
My favorite memories of Mark will be talking about kids, lacrosse - my sons had played - and music and dance. His son was also a lacrosse player and his daughter a unique talent. My daughter had majored in drama and song at NYU. Please tell his kids their Dad couldn't talk enough about them and with enormous pride and love. — Vince FarrellChief Investment Officer at Soleil Securities Group
I had the pleasure of knowing Mark for over ten years. From my hours spent sitting next to him on the anchor desk on Squawk Box to our recent weekly Farr and Farrell appearances, I found him to be very smart, funny, quirky but above all honest. He championed the interests and concerns of the individual investor and could be vicious if he suspected a disingenuous fraud. Most important, he adored his children Matt and Meredith. He talked about them a lot. To Matt and Meredith: thank you for sharing your wonderful dad with millions of us for so many years. He was a great man who made a real difference and believed that of all of his accomplishments in life, the two of you were his magnum opus and greatest joy. I will miss your dad a lot. — Michael FarrPresident, Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC in Washington, D.C.
I am deeply saddened by the death of Mark Haines. Television and the financial markets have lost a vital presence. Nobody operating at the intersection of those two industries spoke truth to power with more forethought and consideration than Mark. While he clearly harbored strong opinions on politics and markets, his beliefs and ego never intruded into his interactions with his guests. He was truly fair and balanced. He was also gracious and welcoming, and when I first began appearing on his program I felt that he was genuinely listening to what I had to say. R.I.P. — Addison A. Armstrong, Sr. Director, Market Research, Tradition Energy
From his American flag tie to his well-worn boat shoes, he was his own man. He and I talked a couple times off camera about the Mets and their latest travails and he was happy to voice his disgust or glee depending on the news of the day. I marveled at the array of snacks within his reach and his complete comfort in front of the camera. — Michael YoshikamiCEO, Founder and Chairman,YCMNET Advisors.