Cable News Anchor Dead at 65

May 25, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A longtime anchor for one of the cable news networks died Tuesday evening at his home in Marlboro, N.J., at age 65, The New York Times reported.

Mark Haines was a CNBC stalwart who hosted the morning show “Squawk on the Street.” No cause of death was given.

Haines had been on the cable net since its early days in 1989. He was an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and had been a news anchor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, WABC-TV in New York and WPRI-TV in Providence.

He was the first host of “Squawk Box,” in 1995, and played a key role in helping that show evolve into must-see TV for Wall Street.

Former co-anchor Erin Burnett called CNBC to share her feelings about losing a colleague. “One of the most important things I learned was just that generosity and graciousness he showed that first day,” she said. “It was an unforgettable moment in my life [their last broadcast together] and I’m glad we had it.”


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