Mark Haines Has Died

Very sad news.

From: CNBC Employee Communications
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 9:50 AM
Subject: Very Sad News

It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that I let you know that Mark Haines passed away last night in his home.

I know all of you join me in sending our heartfelt condolences to Mark’s wife, Cindy, his son, Matt, and his daughter, Meredith.

Mark has been one of the building blocks of CNBC since the very beginning, joining us in 1989. 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. From the dotcom bubble to the tragic events of 9/11 to the depths of the financial crisis, Mark was always the unflappable pro.

Mark loved CNBC and we loved him back. He will be deeply missed.

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169 Responses to “Mark Haines Has Died”

  1. Anonymous says:

    RIP Mark Haines.

  2. Grim Reader says:

    Took that Erin leaving for CNN news awfully hard….

    Too soon?

  3. Guest says:

    Rest in peace Mark.  One of the few bright lights on CNBC.

  4. SOES bandit says:


  5. Guest says:

    RIP Mark. Always good for a couple laughs.

  6. Good Guy says:

    He was one of the good guys.

  7. Grim Reader says:

    Seriously, this just isn’t sad news, probably not even news.  People die everyday.  About one law enforcement or firefighter officer dies in the line of duty every single day in the US (source: Wikipedia), leaving behind widows and orphans without fame or the means to provide for themselves.  In that context, why should I get all upset about a guy who read a teleprompter for a few hours every day?

  8. chiarbguy says:

    This makes me so sad.  I have been in this biz for a couple of decades, Mark had always been there.  Shit.  Prayers for the family. 

  9. Anonymous says:

    “See, this is why women aren’t in charge of sports”

    RIP Bro

  10. VonSloneker says:

    RIP Mark.  You will be missed.

  11. Mike Masland says:

    RIP Mark — class act.

  12. Guest says:

    God Speed, good man. You were one of the best.

  13. Anonymous says:

    RIP Mark- and condolences to his family.

  14. Fran Tarkenton says:

    So what does this all mean?  

  15. mjbucci31 says:

    Very sad news.  Condolences to his family and friends.  He’s been on CNBC as long as I can remember.  R.I.P. Mark.

  16. Dead says:

    geeez – first bin-laden and now Haines. Tragic

  17. Bitch-Tits Bob says:

    His name was Mark Haines….
    His name was Mark Haines….

  18. Financial_Servicer says:

    There is nobody left at CNBC that can fill the skeptic role Haines performed so effortlessly.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Wow only 65…very sad

  20. Anonymous says:

    Damn.  I loved that cranky fuck!

  21. Seaman Bodine says:

    Seaman Bodine says….

    comment to be deleted

  22. Shawn says:

    I hope his loved ones can find strength and peace in this very sad time.

    I hope CNBC can find someone to try and fill his shoes–his healthy skepticism was one of the network’s most valuable commodities. Mr. Haines will be missed.

  23. A Writer says:

    We laughed at Mark and had some fun at his expense but he never called us “Dickweeds” and was a good sport.  That is why some of the commentariat will miss him, this writer included.

  24. Homosaurus says:

    and yet Andy Rooney lives on…. the good die young.

  25. Short, But Long says:

    Very sad. RIP Mark, you looked snappy yesterday tho!?

  26. Shorestyle says:

    He never appeared to be full of himself and his honesty/levity will be missed.  Condolences to his family.

  27. The Kid says:

    Very sad. I worked on the NYSE for years and Mark always stopped by to shoot the shit.  Every year he brought in tons of fresh tomatoes from his garden. The only good thing about CNBC. RIP pal.

  28. Drsam says:

    Ding Dong…

  29. You, Me, Lunch! says:

    I seem to always think he had peanuts or cookies under his desk, b/c he’d always seem to wipe his mouth allot. Like he was eating something when the camera wasn’t on him. What will make me smile is if they brought Liz back. Mark, please put in my request.

  30. Roast Beef says:

    Now what am I supposed to do?

  31. Seaman Bodine says:

    some of these comments make me realize i have waaaaaay miscalculated the genetic makeup of db readers

  32. Guest says:

    “From the Financial Center of the Intergalactic!” RIP Mark…

  33. Put_Option says:

    Mark Haines was the only person on CNBC aka the National Enquirer of Finance to actually grill guests regardless of political, social, and economic ideology. Thus, he was the only legitimate reporter on CNBC.

    Everyone who actually lives in Manhattan (owns not rents) and works in the Front Office knows how much of a joke CNBC is. But Mark gave it a ray of legitimacy and humor. He realized what CNBC was and played the part perfectly. From wearing a helmet with a red cross on it, to putting B. Frank under the gun, Mr. Haines had unmatchable interview talent.

  34. Brauwert says:

    Those moobs never get old. Miss you, bub.

  35. boathouse says:

    Even though he was our punchline more often than he delivered them, he was one of the rare TV people who did not taken themselves too seriously – plus, anyone who helped us get through 9/11 and the credit debacle deserves a ton of credit

    Squawkbox Part II – live from the Pearly Gates

  36. Thebuyside says:

    CNBC made us and Mark was their strongest voice.

    –the Investment Community

  37. Dotcomlover says:

    Thank you, Mark, for allowing me to guest host and making my career……

  38. Bob Loblaw says:

    sorry for his wife and kids…she without a husband to spend their golden years, his kids to not have a dad around anymore to call/visit/etc…..RIP

  39. N_R says:

    I agree that he didn’t take himself too seriously.

    Consistently drunk on the air (or at least buzzed), no?  (Or am I the only one who noticed?)

    Still, may he RIP.

  40. Tt says:

    RIP Mark

  41. spectator says:

    well, he outlived Joe Battapaglia

  42. Ke$ha says:

    let me see them haines, let me see them haines!

  43. steveiam says:

    One of the few thinking persons on the air.
    He will be missed.
    RIP, Mark.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Mark was damn good and was great to watch him and its because of him I got into Investment banking……RIP Mark

  45. Bmuhtfoelur says:

     I will really miss him.

  46. Gordon says:

    this was vintage Haines –


    The Best Question We’ve Heard On CNBC
    Joe Weisenthal | Feb. 3, 2009, 10:16 AM | 339 | 25

    We were only half paying attention a few minutes ago, when Charles Nenner, the developer of “Nenner Cycles” theory appeared on CNBC, to explain how we could forecast stock market movements to the day. It involved all kinds of charts and lines and perhaps even palm lines.

    Finally, after claiming that he’s never off in his forecasts by more than a day, Mark Haines interjected: “If you’re never wrong, why don’t you own the world.”

    Nenner responded something about being a teacher and a professor and not wanting to focus just on making money. Sure.

    We wish they’d ask something like that to more of their guests.

    Read more:

  47. What a damn shame says:

    I think my name said it, really.

  48. Dotcomlover says:

    He was best on 9/11 and taking on the thing known as Barney Frank.

  49. Guest says:

    Huge loss for CNBC, I will miss all the hilariously innuendo-laden banter that Erin pretended to not understand. RIP. 

  50. Guest says:

    hearing cause of death was alcohol related

  51. guest says:

    I’m not really a follower of this guy;I won’t forget him for his sexist and racist remarks but still may he rest in peace.

  52. Rvstan says:

    RIP Mark

  53. oldguycountingmoney says:

    RIP Mark, you gave it straight, that’s all we looked for,

    you did a good job.

    I only hope they can say the same of me.

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