Mark Haines Death
May 25, 2011 by staff
Mark Haines Death, Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC financial news network for 22 years, has died. He was 65. Died yesterday at his home in the network, without citing a cause. At a time when Hollywood’s youth and good looks often were prized as the face of the financial news on television, Haines was a setback.
He joined CNBC in 1989 and was a founding anchor of morning shows “Squawk Box” in August 1995 when the Dow Jones industrial average was about 4600. He told the Chicago Tribune in 2001 that the subsequent boom years – in which the Dow tripled – were the highlight of your business, at least until the stock losses and widespread layoffs in the news business bleaker.
“Now I have to listen to the viewers who say they can not take it anymore,” said the newspaper. “They say they can not see it.”
CNBC, Mark Hoffman Haines called a “cornerstone” of network programming.
“With its wit, insight and penetrating interview style, was a constant and reliable presence in the news business for over 20 years,” Hoffman said in a statement to employees of CNBC. “From the point-com bubble to the tragic events of 9 / 11 to the depths of the financial crisis, Mark was always the professional imperturbable.”
Recently served as one of the co-hosts of the string “Squawk on the street.” CNBC is a unit of NBC Universal, controlled by Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)
Before joining CNBC, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Haines was a news anchor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, WABC-TV in New York, and WPRI-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, according to CNBC. He had a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was his wife, Cindy, and their two sons, Matthew and Meredith, the New York Times, survive a member of the New York State Bar His.
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