CNBC Anchor Mark Haines Dead at 65

Veteran journalist dies unexpectedly at home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2011 9:51 AM CDT
Mark Haines, far left, interviews Tiger Woods after Woods rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, in New York.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

(Newser) – CNBC anchor Mark Haines, whom the network calls a “fixture” on the channel, died unexpectedly last night at his home. Haines, 65, was the founding anchor of the financial network’s Squawk Box morning show and also co-anchored Squawk on the Street. "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," says the president of CNBC in a statement. New York Stock Exchange traders held a moment of silence in Haines’ honor.

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