Joe Kernen
Joe Kernen
Celebrated Name: Joe Kernen
Real Name/Full Name: Joseph Richard Kernen
Gender: Male
Age: 68 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 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Joe Kernen is an American news anchor and author who is popularly known for being the co-host of the CNBC news show titled Squawk Box. He is also known by his nicknames “The Kahuna” and “The Hair.” Before joining as a news anchor, Joe started his career as a stockbroker. He has also written a few books, famous of which is Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism, which published in 2011.

Maybe you know about Joe Kernen 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 Kernen’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

Joe Kernen was born as Joseph Richard Kernen, on 6 January 1956, in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent the majority of his childhood in Western Hills, Cincinnati, and completed his schooling from St. Xavier High School. For graduation, he attended the University of Colorado Boulder, which is the flagship university of the city. He earned his master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, popularly known as MIT, and completed his research on cancer.

Personal Life

Joe Kernen got married to Penelope Scott Kernen in 1998. She is a former commodities trader who used to work at Short Hills, New Jersey. They first met during a CNBC show in 1996, and after dating for two years, got married in 1998 on a golf course. He is a gold lover.

Joe has been part of several controversies in the industry, starting from intimidating an Indian accent in a show to blaming Ireland for not using the pound sterling. He also believes that the Republic of Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom. He was also a part of the controversy where he compared climate change to witchcraft.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 6 January 1956, Joe Kernen is 68 years old as of today’s date 19th July 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 86 kg.


Kernen completed his research on cancer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a degree in molecular biology. He started his professional career working for CNBC after Financial News Network merged with the company in 1991. Earlier, he was a full-time stockbroker and later joined the FNN. Kernen rose to fame after he co-hosted the regular talk show called Squawk Box, which aired in CNBC in 1995.

Kernen has also written a book along with his then 5th-grade daughter Blake called Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism. The book was published in 2011.

Awards & Achievements

Joe Kernen recently completed his 25 years working for CNBC. Though he was a regular host of the 1990s talk show called Squawk Box, he has not received any official award in his career so far. His contribution to the news industry is immense, and he reached the landmark through tremendous hard work and dedication towards his profession.

Net Worth & Salary of Joe Kernen in 2024

Joe Kernen Net Worth
Joe Kernen Net Worth

As of 2024, Joe Kernen has earned a net worth of around $20 million, and also he makes about $3 million per year working for CNBC. His primary source of income is from being a news anchor at CNBC.

Completing 25 years working as a news anchor, Joe Kernen is a renowned personality throughout the globe, who is known for being the co-host of the 1990s talk show called Squawk Box. He spent his entire life playing golf and even got married in a golf course. His contribution to the news industry is immense.


  1. worst interviewer–he asks a question and the minute the person starts his answer, JK immediately interrupts him to embellish the question. He constantly talks-over the other people on the show. Very bad interviewer and co-anchor in my opinion.

  2. Love him and his perspective and that he balance Sorkin’s more liberal outlook. I like his experience, personality, and charisma.

  3. The three of them make a great team. Becky and Andrew are brilliant, and Joe brings the traditional business bottom line thinking. The show was always supposed to be an irreverent take on the financial world. It’s that plus thoughtful commentary and often great interviews and arguments.


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