Sad news this morning, Mark Haines of CNBC passed away. He was actually one of my favorites because he always said what was on his mind and did not let visitors get away with softball answers. Did not suffer fools lightly.
- Veteran journalist Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening. He was 65 years old. Haines, founding anchor of CNBC's morning show Squawk Box, was co-anchor of the network's Squawk on the Street program, providing insight and commentary sometimes humorous and occasionally acerbic.
- 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.