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Mark Haines (April 19, 1946 – May 24, 2011) was a host on the CNBC television network.

Mark Haines
Born(1946-04-19)April 19, 1946
DiedMay 24, 2011(2011-05-24) (aged 65)
Alma materDenison University
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Years active1979–2011
TitleCNBC Business News Anchor
ChildrenMatthew and Meredith

Early life and educationEdit

Haines grew up in Oyster Bay, New York, and resided in Monmouth County, New Jersey.[1] His alma mater was Denison University, and in 1989, the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was a member of the New Jersey bar association.


Haines was a news anchor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia; WABC-TV in New York; and WPRI-TV in Providence. While at WPRO-AM in Providence, Haines took part in a 1974 reenactment of the War of the Worlds radio broadcast.[1] It is reported that Cary Grant considered Haines his favorite television reporter.[2]

In 1989, Haines joined the newly created CNBC network. Haines was the host of the CNBC TV shows Squawk Box and Squawk on the Street. Haines was on the air when news of the September 11 attacks first broke in 2001 [2]. Squawk on the Street was expanded from one hour to two on July 19, 2007, when co-anchor Liz Claman of Morning Call left to co-anchor Fox Business on the Fox Business Network. Haines also presented a financial segment prior to the market open each day on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

Haines' longtime co-anchor on Squawk on the Street was Erin Burnett. On May 6, 2011, just weeks before Haines died, she moved on to CNN. With the loss of both prior hosts, Simon Hobbs & Melissa Lee filled in as co-anchors.


On May 25, 2011, Haines' wife Cindy reported that he had died the previous evening at his home in Marlboro Township, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter.[3] He died of congestive heart failure due to cardiomegaly.[4]

Just after the market opened on May 25, CNBC broadcast that Haines had died the previous evening. There was silence on the NYSE trading floor and CNBC presented a retrospective on his life and career.[5] A special television program about his life and career aired on CNBC that evening.[6]

Host showsEdit


  1. ^ Strauss, Robert (April 23, 2000). "NEW JERSEY & CO.; All Eyes Are on Fort Lee". The New York Times.
  2. ^ CNBC commercial on May 25, 2011
  3. ^ De La Merced, Michael J.; and Stelter, Brian. "Mark Haines, CNBC Anchor, Dies at 65", The New York Times, May 25, 2011. Accessed September 10, 2015. "Mark Haines, an anchor at CNBC who for years narrated the vicissitudes of the markets, died on Tuesday evening at his home in Marlboro, N.J., the network said on its Web site."
  4. ^ Durand, Dr. David. "M.D." Retrieved June 9, 2011.
  5. ^ NBC News
  6. ^ Video on YouTube

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