He said in a statement, “Mark’s legacy is that he didn’t tolerate any B.S. from anyone. He wanted to tell the story — and that’s why so many viewers trusted him. He would always ask the question that nobody else would ask. He was fearless.”
“If Mark Haines is interviewing God this morning, he’s giving him the Devil,” tweeted Dan Davison. CNBC President Mark Hoffman said Haines was “always the unflappable pro.”
CNBC Anchor Mark Haines was the consummate professional, unflappable, tough and deeply smart. “We all know Mark as being the toughest guy around on the guests,” Cramer said. “He was the standard. He was the former host of the CNBC shows Squawk Box and Squawk on the Street (which airs from 9-11am ET).
Haines was widely known for his serious, brutally honest approach and for not backing down during interviews. He is survived by his wife and two children.