Joe Kernen

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Joe Kernen’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Joe Kernen

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Cincinnati, USA


66 years old

Birth Date

June 01, 1956

Star Sign


Joe Kernen Facts

Child Star?



News Anchor

Education & Qualifications

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Net Worth

$16 million

Current Partner

Penelope Scott Kernen


Scott, Blake


Joe Blake


1.8m (5'9"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Monkey

Annual Earnings

$3 million+ per year

About Joe Kernen 

Joe Kernen is an Ohio-born American news anchor who is the co-host of 'Squawk Box' on CNBC.

The show has aired since 1995, and Kernen has been its co-host from day one. Before he joined the show, Joe Kernen was an on-air stock editor at CNBC and was featured throughout the business day on the channel.

With a post-graduate degree in molecular biology, Joe Kernen worked as a stockbroker before venturing into media. Kernen presents the show 'Squawk Box' along with his co-hosts Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Airing on CNBC, the show is an American business news television program that started in 1995 and, since its inception, has inspired similar shows internationally on the channel. The name of the show is thought to have originated from a similar term used in stock brokerages or investment banks for a permanent voice circuit to inform people about stock deals. Continue reading this article to learn some interesting facts about Joe Kernen.

Joe Kernen Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Joe Kernen's net worth?

With an excellent educational background and extensive career on the CNBC network, Joe Kernen has a net worth of about $16 million.

How much does Joe Kernen earn per year?

Unofficial estimates suggest that Kernen earns around $3 million per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Joe Kernen?

Joe Kernen is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.

How old is Joe Kernen?

Joe Kernen, born in 1956, is 66 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Joe Kernen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 6, 1956. His father's name was Joe Blake Kernen, but his mother's name is not known. Joe Blake Kernen was a doctor, and his wife was a nurse. Joe Kernen holds American nationality.

Kernen grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1974, where he always earned good grades. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Kernen completed his master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked on cancer research.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Joe Kernen's partner?

Joe Kernen has been married to Penelope Scott Kernen since 1998. Penelope Scott also used to work as a commodities trader in Short Hills. She met Kernen when she joined CNBC in 1996, and they instantly connected, getting married two years later. The couple got married at a golf course. They have two children, a daughter, Blake Kernen, and a son, Scott Kernen.

The couple purchased their home, a Tudor mansion, from Penelope Scott Kernen's mother and renovated it extensively before making it their own. The hundred-year-old house had been in the Scott family for 45 years. The couple wanted to maintain the historical details of the property while elevating it with modern facilities.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Kernen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 6, 1956. After attending St. Xavier High School, Kernen earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado. With his master's degree in molecular biology, he worked for cancer research at one of the world's premier institutions, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His focus area was mouse erythroleukemia cells. His hard work resulted in his articles being published in several well-known scientific journals, including Developmental Biology, CELL, and Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology.

Before joining CNBC in 1991, Kernen worked as a stockbroker for ten years. He started at Merrill Lynch and was eventually promoted to the position of vice-president at EF Hutton and Smith Barney. There, he managed qualified retirement plans, corporate cash accounts, and even key employees' personal assets. Kernen's observational skills and market reading abilities have made him a dependable name on TV.

After stockbroking, he got a writing job at The Financial News Network, an emerging cable channel from Los Angeles. CNBC purchased it a few months later, and Joe Kernen went on air after the merger.

Joe Kernen is, as of 2022, serving as the co-anchor of 'Squawk Box', CNBC's signature morning program, based out of CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs. The program is incisive with an irreverent look at Wall Street. It is also the longest-running show on the CNBC network. Kernen has already created a record of sorts by appearing on the show consistently for 27 years, a feat rarely achieved by business show hosts.

Additionally, Joe Kernen was an on-air stock editor at CNBC. During his almost three-decade stint on the show, Kernen interviewed politicians and CEOs, and various other celebrated personalities.

The celebrated news anchor is pretty active on social media platforms, with over 187,000 followers on Twitter. He shares his views and observations through his social media platforms. He has also interviewed ex-President Donald Trump, who told Kernen that he would not return to Twitter even if the ban were lifted. Kernen has been a known face on TV for over three decades, and his skill as a market predictor is unmatchable, while his long association with CNBC is a rare relationship.

Joe Kernen's Hobbies And Interests

In his leisure time, Joe Kernen loves to listen to music. He is an avid golfer, too, and enjoys running to relax. Cooking is another hobby that Joe Kernen has picked up over the years, while his favorite indoor game is chess.

Other Interesting Joe Kernen Facts And Trivia

  • Joe Kernen wrote a book called 'Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids From The Liberal Assault On Capitalism' along with his daughter Blake Kernen when she was in the fifth grade.
  • Joe Kernen's favorite vacation spot is Sea Island, Georgia.
  • Kernen's home was featured in Architectural Digest in 2016.
  • Since he was born in January, Kernen's zodiac sign is Capricorn.

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