Erin Burnett Remembers Mark Haines (VIDEO)

05/25/2012 08:42 am ET | Updated Jul 25, 2012

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."

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