Who Is Joe Kernen? Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Career

Joe Kernen

Joe Kernen is an American news anchor and author best known as the co-host of the CNBC news show Squawk Box. Joe began his career as a stockbroker before becoming a news anchor, earning him the nicknames “The Kahuna” and “The Hair.” He has also published a few books, the most well-known of which is Your Teacher Said What?! Defending Our Children Against the Liberal Assault on Capitalism, published in 2011.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Joe Kernen
Real Name/Full Name: Joseph Richard Kernen
Gender: Male
Age: 66 years old
Birth Date: 6 January 1956
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 86 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Penelope Scott (m. 1998)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Blake Kernen)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Joe Kernen Gay?: No
Profession: News anchor
Salary: $3 million per year
Net Worth in 2022: $20 million

Joe Kernen Biography

Joe Kernen was born Joseph Richard Kernen on January 6, 1956, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent most of his childhood in Western Hills, Cincinnati, and graduated from St. Xavier High School. He received his diploma from the University of Colorado Boulder, the city’s flagship institution. He received his master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT, and completed his cancer research.

Joe Kernen Age, Height, Weight

Joe Kernen was born on January 6, 1956, and is 66 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.78 m and he weighs 86 kg.

Joe Kernen
Joe Kernen


Kernen earned a degree in molecular biology after completing his cancer research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After Financial News Network merged with CNBC in 1991, he began his professional career there. He used to be a full-time stockbroker before joining the FNN. Kernen rose to prominence after co-hosting the CNBC regular talk show Squawk Box in 1995.

Joe Kernen Achievements and Awards

Joe Kernen recently celebrated 25 years with CNBC. Despite being a regular host of the 1990s talk show Squawk Box, he has yet to receive an official award in his career. His contributions to the news industry are enormous, and he achieved this milestone through tremendous hard work and dedication to his profession.

Joe Kernen’s Net Worth in 2022

Joe Kernen has a net worth of around $20 million as of December 2022, and he earns about $3 million per year working for CNBC. His primary source of income is as a CNBC news anchor.

Joe Kernen, who has worked as a news anchor for 25 years, is a well-known personality around the world, best known as the co-host of the 1990s talk show Squawk Box. He spent his entire life playing golf and even married one. His contribution to the news industry has been enormous.

Joe Kernen Wife, Marriage

In 1998, Joe Kernen married Penelope Scott Kernen. She used to work as a commodities trader in Short Hills, New Jersey. They met on a CNBC show in 1996 and married on a golf course in 1998 after dating for two years. He is a gold enthusiast.

Joe has been involved in several industry controversies, ranging from intimidating an Indian accent in a show to blaming Ireland for not using the pound sterling. He also considers the Republic of Ireland to be a part of the United Kingdom. He was also involved in a controversy in which he compared climate change to witchcraft.