Joe Kenda
Joe Kenda
Celebrated Name: Joe Kenda
Real Name/Full Name: Joseph Patrick Kenda
Gender: Male
Age: 77 years old
Birth Date: 28 August 1946
Birth Place: Herminie, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 72 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Mary Kathleen Mohler Kenda (m. 1967)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Dan and Kris)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Joe Kenda Gay?: No
Profession: Retired Colorado Springs Police Department detective lieutenant
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $4 million
Last Updated: February 2024

Joe Kenda is a well-known retired Colorado Springs Police Department detective lieutenant from America. In his career of over 23 years, he has been involved in 387 homicide cases, solving 356 of them with a closure rate of 92%. Kenda is featured on the crime documentary television series Homicide Hunter which aired on the Investigation Discovery television network for nine seasons.

Maybe you know about Joe Kenda very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Joe Kenda ’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Joseph Patrick Kenda was born on August 28, 1946, in Herminie, Pennsylvania. He spent most of his childhood days in the western Pennsylvania town of Herminie, about 50 km southeast of Pittsburgh. Most of the family members were coal miners, including his father, uncle, and grandfather.

Kenda has been fascinated with crime since childhood. He completed his schooling from Greensburg Central Catholic High School in 1964. Later, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated with a B.A. in political science. In 1970, he earned his master’s degree in international relations from Ohio State University. Later, he worked at his father’s trucking business for a brief period.

Personal Life

Joe Kenda got married to Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Mohler in 1967, who is his high school girlfriend. Together, they are the parents of two children, Dan, a retired United States Navy commander, and Kris, a retired the United States Air Force major. He lives with his family in the Tidewater region of Virginia.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 August 1946, Joe Kenda is 77 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 1.65 m tall, and his weight is 72 kg.


Joe Kenda started his career in 1973 when he joined the Colorado Springs Police Department as a detective. He worked in the CSPD homicide unit for more than 19 years and has investigated 387 homicide cases, solving 356, a closure rate of 92%. He considers himself a student of human nature and being good at telling when people were lying.

In 1990, Kenda investigated a case of a woman named Dianne Hood, who was killed by an attacker who took her purse. He received a great deal of media attention for solving the case, including from renowned publishing houses like People magazine and others. His wife was almost convinced that he would be murdered on the job because he often came late from work.

Kenda retired in 1996 and shifted to Falcon, Colorado, with his family. His decision to retire was motivated by an incident in August 1996, when a 74-year-old man sexually assaulted his grandson. He wanted to kill that guy but was helpless as he couldn’t do something illegal. Later, he worked as a special needs school bus operator for a decade.

In 2009, Denver television series editor Patrick Bryant contacted Kenda for a television series. The producers wanted him to read a script, but he refused to say, “I’m not an actor. I’m a policeman. He narrated a story without a script, and the producers were enthralled. The series “Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda” was first aired in 2011 on the Investigation Discovery network. The show became a huge success and became a top viewer rating performer.

The first few seasons of the show were shot in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the surrounding area. The series finale, appropriately titled “The End,” aired on January 29, 2020.

Awards & Achievements

Joe Kenda was ranked Lieutenant by the Colorado Springs Police Department. He was the part of the television show “Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda” that won several awards. In 2013, the show won the Telly Award for TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Film/Video – Documentary. It also won the Telly Award in the category of Best Videography/Cinematography.

Net Worth & Salary of Joe Kenda in 2024

Joe Kenda Net Worth
Joe Kenda Net Worth

As of February 2024, Joe Kenda has an estimated net worth of more than $4 million. He has made this huge fortune through his successful career as a retired Colorado Springs Police Department detective lieutenant.

He was the cast of the popular show “Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda,” which aired on the Investigation Discovery network. The series was one of the top viewer rating performers of the network. Kenda was given thousands of dollars for hosting the show for more than nine seasons.

Kenda also makes money from media appearances and sponsorships from brands and companies.

Joe Kenda is one of the most renowned police officers and television personalities in the United States. He has earned a huge fan following from all across the globe through his television series. He is very much active on various social media platforms, including Twitter, where he has more than 62k followers.


  1. Trying to reach out to Joe Kenda. I worked for him in patrol and in the homicide unit. We retired about the same year and I went on to be a Chief in a small town in Nebraska.
    Joe if you read these please get back with me.
    Perry Freeman

  2. Always watched Homicide Hunter on Discovery. Now your new show, American Detective is on Discovery + which is not included in our TV package except by paying an additional fee for streaming. I won’t do that. Think you would have a whole lot more viewers if we didn’t have to pay an extra fee for streaming. Would like to see you back on the Discovery channel.

  3. I happened on this page to discover Ltd Kenda’s age. I’m a huge fan of Homicide Hunter and did a free week trial of Discovery + JUST TO SEE Ltd. Joe. 🙂 I canceled it after I watched all they had on him. I went on the last group cruise not with the group, because I didn’t have the money by the time they sold out for the group, but I did take my daughter with me on that cruise and saw Ltd. Joe and Kathy sitting in the lounge watching a pianist. I didn’t want to bother him, but snuck a video. 😀 I know, kind of low-tech silly. I saw Kathy Kenda in the Jewelry store and also didn’t have the guts to say anything. LOL Maybe next time. I’m actually watching Homicide Hunter right now, I never tire of it. I hope there are future events near me, Oklahoma City or within 6 hours. I’d love to actually have him autograph his book.

    Question, why do the pics next to comments look like the characters on the movie Avatar, but with the expression of Mr. Bean. How strange, indeed. LOL Cathy S.

  4. I’m a Virgo also and it just seems like Virgos always get walked all over and out of love to vent a police detective but didn’t think i was smart enough. I joined the sir force and wanted to make career out of ig but got pregnant and being from the small town being single and pregnant wasnt n option. I have always had a great mind and for 30 years have had an invention ( for kids) and I don’t know where to start. I basically don’t trust anyone because once its out its out and it will no longer be my idea. Revenue 4,000,000,000 and would be a series. I need help and am asking anyone I can

  5. I’ve become a fan of Joe Kenda Homicide Hunter. I can’t get enough of it. I only wish I’d seen it years ago. Thanks to Discovery and Mt streaming service!


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