CNBC Staple Mark Haines Dead At 65

Longtime CNBC fixture Mark Haines — the founding anchor of the cable net’s morning show Squawk Box — died unexpectedly Tuesday night. He was 65.

The cause of death is unknown.

“With his searing wit, profound insight and piercing interview style, he was a constant and trusted presence in business news,” said CNBC president Mark Hoffman in a statement. “He was the unflappable pro. He loved CNBC and we loved him back. He will be deeply missed.”

Haines launched Squawk Box in 1995, six years after joining the then-nascent cable network. In 2005 he became co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street with Erin Burnett, who’s now at CNN.

Haines is survived by his wife, Cindy, and his two children, Matt and Meredith.

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  1. Laurel says:

    He was actually a pretty funny guy when he was on the Morning Joe Show.
    May he RIP.

  2. Olga says:

    That’s really sad news. My heart goes to his family. May he rest in peace.

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  4. Rachel says:

    Wow, what a shame…and so suddenly. I wish his family nothing but the best.