CNN's Erin Burnett paid tribute to her late CNBC co-host Mark Haines on Thursday.
The day marked the one-year anniversary of Haines' sudden death. Just a few weeks before, he and Burnett had paid a teary farewell to each other as Burnett left CNBC for CNN. The two worked together for over five years.
"Someone very close to me died a year ago today," said on Thursday. "I wasn't sure I should acknowledge it on the air, because I'm uncomfortable marking a person's death."
She said that Haines had showed her that "if you're tenacious, keep your humor, and go to the beat of your own drummer, the world is a wonderful place. On my last day on our set together, mark told me that coming to work together was a joy. It was, a joy for me. I looked forward to seeing him and hearing him come to work every single day. It’s something I’ll think of for the rest of my life."
How will Donald Trump’s first 100 days impact YOU? Subscribe, choose the community that you most identify with or want to learn more about and we’ll send you the news that matters most once a week throughout Trump’s first 100 days in office. Learn more