Joe Kernen Biography

(News Anchor)

More about the relationship

Talking about Joe Kernen’s married life; he started dating a former commodities trader Penelope Scott from Short Hills, New Jersey in 1996.

They dated for around two years and got married in 1998 on a golf course. The affair between the couple began after Joe Kernen’s wife joined CNBC in 1996.

For 20 long years, they are living a happy married life without any dilemma or extra-marital affairs. The bonding between the couple is so stronger that there is no chance of a divorce case.

Currently, they are the parents of two children. Their daughter is named Blake and their son is named Scott who is the younger one.

Relationship Facts of Joe Kernen

  • Joe Kernen is married to Penelope Scott.
  • He is father of Two(Blake Kernen and Scott Kernen).
  • Joe Kernen is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Joe Kernen?

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

In 1991 he joined CNBC as a financial newsreader within the network. Around 10 years of his career, he also worked as a stockbroker. Joseph is now successful and capable of both of the professions within his life.

In addition to his on-screen career, he is also known as a known author. He has published a book named “Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism”.

Joe Kernen: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Joe Kernen was born on January 6, 1956, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the United States. Currently, he is 66 years. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is North American.

Talking about his parents, his father’s name is Joe Blake Kernen, and his mother’s name is unknown. His father was a doctor and his mother was a nurse.

Though he was back from a medical family background he was not very interested in getting into the medical field as his subject of interest. There is no information about his siblings.

Their interest Joseph is in music as well as golf playing. His favorite indoor playing is chess and he is also a good cook indeed.


He was a good-ranking student in his school days. He was the top student at St. Xavier High School from where he completed his education in the year 1974. He after holding the bachelor’s degree directly joined 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: Professional Life and Career

Well after holding the bachelor’s degree he directly joined the television. It was the year 2005 when he was promoted to the role of CNBC’s Squawk Box co-host after a significant revamp.

Previously, he was an in-studio reporter for 1995 started financial market analysis shows. Moreover, he is an ex-vice president for reputed firms such as “EF Hutton” and “Smith Barney”.

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Caption: Joe Kernen Smile (Source: Twitter)

Kernen wrote Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism in 2011 with his then 5th-grade daughter ‘Blake’.

In 2012, Joe Kernen at CNBC began a “Rise Above” campaign in order to pressure Congress to minimize spending.


So far, Joe has not won any awards or received any nominations for his work.

Joe Kernen: Net Worth, Salary

He has a net worth of $16 million. Moreover, he has a massive annual salary of around $22 million. His primary source of income is news anchoring.

Joe Kernen: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

His most famous controversy would be “IFDA head Martin Shanahan interview-Euro controversy, 2014”. In the interview, Kernen didn’t know about the use of the EURO in Ireland, yet Mr. Shanahan behaved humbly.

Sometimes, he gets criticized for being too right-wing. Sometimes, his comments are labeled bewildered, and sometimes, whatnot. Despite this, he is known as one of the finest anchors.

In 2013, he got involved in more controversy for imitating an Indian accent and musing on Indian stereotypes. Moreover, he asked if Indian rupees were accepted as currency.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

He has a perfect height standing at 5 feet and 11 inches. However, there is no information about his weight. He has light brown hair color and blue eyes.

Social Media

Joe Kernen is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

He has 165.6k followers on Twitter, more than 780 followers on Facebook, and around 1.8k followers on Instagram.

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