Joe Kernen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31 Aug, 2021
Facts of Joe Kernen
Date of Birth: 1957 , January-6
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Joe Kernen
Birth Name Joseph Richard Kernen
Nick Name Joe
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Cincinnati, Ohio
Ethnicity White
Profession News anchor
Working For CNBC
Net Worth $14 million
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Penelope Scott
Children 2
Education St. Xavier High School (1974), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Colorado Boulder
TV Show Squawk Box
Books Your Teacher Said What?!: Trying to Raise a Fifth Grade Capitalist in Obama's America
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Joe Kernen is a host, anchor, and stockbroker. He has worked as an anchor at CNBC news. He is currently serving as co-host of a business news television program called Squawk Box that airs on the CNBC network.

He is married to Penelope Scott, a former commodities trader from Short Hills, New Jersey, and has a daughter named Blake Kernen.

Early Life And Education Of Joe Kernen

Joseph Richard “Joe” Kernen was born on January 6, 1957, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is an American by nationality and belongs to the White-American ethnicity. 

His father was a doctor and his mother was a nurse. Though he was from the medical family background he was not very interested in the medical field from his early days.

Joseph was a good-ranking student in his school days. He was the top student within St. Xavier High School from where he completed his education in the year 1974. After graduating from the University with a bachelor’s degree, he directly joined across the television.

He completed his bachelor’s from the University of Colorado and also within molecular biology he is the master's degree holder of the very subject. His master’s degree was obtained from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Joe Kernen's Career

Joseph also within his very early days working as a cancer researcher before being within the television industry. Later in the year 1991, he joined CNBC as a financial newsreader within the network.

Around 10 years of his career he also worked being as a stockbroker. Joseph is now successful and capable of both of the professions within his life.

Professionally being as a news anchor he is also known by his other name as The Kahuna. He is now a part of a host within Squawk Box which is CNBC’s popular program.

Joe Kernen's Net Worth And Social Media

Joe Kernen's net worth is $14 million at present. He earns an annual salary of around $22 million. His earning with the exclusive amount of salary makes him achieve such an impressive net worth of his life. 

Joe looking at the pictures available on the social networking sites seems tall in his height and his attractive presentation styles attract his fans a lot.  

Joe Kernen's Personal Life

The personal interest Joseph is within music as well as golf playing. His favorite indoor playing is chess and he is also a good cook indeed. Joseph is a married man who got married in the year 1998.

With working together he started having his affair with spouse Penelope Kernen who joined CNBC in the year 1996. Right after she joined the network Joe planned for her to make his girlfriend and later on they started their affair.

Penelope is also working as a commodities trader working within the business. Till today this happily married couple is the parents of 2 children with the first daughter named Blake and another one is the beloved son named Scott.

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Joe is also running a very good business of his own and there is no mentioning of his divorce till the current time. His bio except his career is less of information on the social sites within the pages available.

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Joe Kernen is 63 years old.
  • Birth sign: Capricorn
  • Height: He has a tall height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m). 
  • Body Measurements: He has a physically fit body. 

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