Mark Haines dead at age 65


CNBC reports the unexpected and sudden death of Mark Haines, who has been a fixture on the network for the past 22 years. He was 65.

Haines had been the founding anchor of CNBC’s morning show, “Squawk Box,” and was co-anchor of “Squawk on the Street.”

“From the dot-com bubble to the tragic events of 9/11 to the depths of the financial crisis, Mark was always the unflappable pro,” said CNBC President Mark Hoffman in announcing Haines’ death to staffers. “Mark loved CNBC and we loved him back. He will be deeply missed.”

With a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Haines chose the newsroom over the courtroom and worked as a news anchor at KYW-TV Philadelphia, WABC-TV New York and WPRI-TV Providence before joining CNBC.