• Joe Kernen

    News anchor

  • Facts of Joe Kernen

    Name Joe Kernen
    Birth Name Joseph Richard Kernen
    Date of Birth January 6, 1956
    Zodiac Sign Capricorn
    Gender Male
    Birth Country Cincinnati, OH, United States of America
    Nationality American
    Profession News anchor
    Net worth $14 million
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Penelope Scott (m. 1998)
    Children Blake Kernen
    Hair Color Dark Brown
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Father Joe Blake Kernen
    Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    TV Show Squawk Box

    Joe Kernan thought what is more important to pursue in the journalism field and eradicate that building a kind of personality with confidence and hard work makes it possible. He fascinated himself all-round progress with self-teachings in his mind and spirit to become a prominent news anchor.

    Kernen was born as Joseph Richard Kernen on 6th January 1956 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Learn more exciting things going into the personal life of Kernen by reading the article until the end.

    Blissful Married Life with Penelope Scott

    CNBC news anchor Kernan walked down the aisle with Penelope Scott Kernen, a former in Short Hills, New Jersey-based commodities trader on a golf course in 1998. The pair invited their blood relatives, family, and friends at their luxurious wedding ceremony.

    Joe Kernen and and , Husband Penelope Scott ( Married in 1998)
    Joe Kernen and Husband Penelope Scott ( Married in 1998)
    Image Credit: twitter.com/joesquawk

    The wedded-pair met for the first time when Penelope signed a contract with the world’s leading business and finance news firm, CNBC in 1996. Soon after having a good time, the duo created good chemistry as friends and then enrolled in a romantic relationship. 

    Two years later, they became engaged after Kernan proposed Penelope for marriage. Since then, marital partners are creating history. They have been together for more than two decades after exchanging their wedding vows. Read about Anchor Lauren Glassberg‘s marital status.

    Became the Parents of Two Adorable Children

    The 64-year-old Kernen and his wife, Penelope, received the best gift of God with the blessings of children. They welcomed two kids, including one daughter, Blake Kernan (born in 2000), and one son, Scott Kernen (born in 2018).

    On the other hand, the couple’s daughter, Blake, made her appearance on news talk-shows, including Fox and Friends, On the Record, Piers Morgan Live, where her father, Joe serves. Meanwhile, Scott is a member of a Union Catholic church.

    Involved in Controversies over Racism, Currency & Climate Change

    The co-host of Squawk Box, Kernen raised his voice over racism over Indian accent and racial thoughts about stereotypes over it in September 2013. The controversy held when 7-Eleven presenters made racial stereotypes while asking humorously if Indian currency is valid in their chain of convenience stores. Nevertheless, the problem was solved with both of their cooperation.

    Kernen even made a significant differentiation between climate change that happened when CO2 gas increased and occurred a sudden high temperature in the environment in January 2014. He also compared that climate change is similar to witchcraft because human beings are the cause-and-effect.

    A few months later, Joe again aroused his voice why Ireland did not accept pound-sterling to Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland in November 2014. In his point of view, he stated that Ireland and Scotland are different islands and the Republic of Ireland was once a part of the UK.

    Net Worth in 2020

    Joe Kernen is earning a considerable salary as a news anchor at CNBC’s news talk-show, Squawk Box. He receives $3 Million as an annual remuneration at CNBC. His net worth is $16 Million. Throughout his journalism career, he made total earnings of $14 Million.

    Back in 2012, Kernen made his first television appearance in an episode of Damages’ You Want to End This Once and for All? Where he starred alongside Glen Close, Rose Byrne, and Ryan Phillippe, among others. The show got an outstanding review with 8.6 out of 10 stars from the episode.


    Joe Kernen is the author of Your Teacher Said What? which he collaborated with his daughter, Blake when she was in 5th grade. Kernen spent his early life in Western Hills, Cincinnati. He is an alumnus of St. Xavier High School.

    He earned a master’s in molecular biology degree from the Massachusetts Institue of Technology. Kernen and his family reside in the century-old New Jersey house, which consists of an Albeit-designed living room, a cabana with four pairs of real French doors on 3,500 square feet.

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