Mark Haines

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Respected journalist Mark Haines, the CNBC anchor who had been with the network since 1989, died at his home Tuesday evening. He was 65.

The sad news of Haines' passing was announced this morning by CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla while reading a statement onair from the network's president, Mark Hoffman, who called Haines "one of the building blocks of CNBC from the very beginning."

During his time there, Haines served as the founding anchor for the morning show Squawk Box and later became co-host of 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," Hoffman added in his statement. "From the dotcom bubble to the tragic events of 9/11 to the depths of the financial crisis, Mark was always the unflappable pro."

Haines leaves behind a wife and two children.

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