Joe Kernen’s a Married Man; Know His Love Life and Also His Net Worth

Joe's Kernen net worth = $14 million
Born NameJoe Kernen
Birth PlaceUnited States
Height5 feet 10 inches
Eye ColorBrown
Zodiac SignCapricorn
WifePenelope Scott
Net Worth$14 Million
Weight71 kg
Age63 years old

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Joe Kernen is best known as the co-host of Squawk Box, a talk program covering stories behind Wall Street’s biggest price moves and trends affecting market sectors. Additionally, being a news anchor Kernen is also known by his other name, The Kahuna.

This column will provide information about his achievements and awards and his shows. Now, let’s get into the article.

Joe Kernen’s Personal Life

The professional life of Joe Kernen is like an open book, and anyone can read it. However, as he is quite the opposite regarding his love life, not much is known about him.

Love Life

Joe Kernen is a married man. He is married to a former commodities trader, Penelope Scott since 1998. The husband and wife tied the knot after dating for almost two years.

On his marriage with his wife, Penelope, this is what he said;

My wife Penelope and I were married on a golf course. Four Seasons Kona Hualalai. At least we think we were married. It was a Hawaiian guy performing the ceremony and I’m not really sure what he said.

The couple fell in love at the office premises when Penelope joined the CNBC office, where Joe was working in 1996. The most interesting fact about the couple is that despite being married for 20 years, they still behave like a newly wedded couple. Joe often mentions that he always takes Penelope’s opinion before doing anything, be it a personal or professional matter.

They are the source of inspiration for youngsters as they are leading their life as a happy couple, without any dilemma or extra-marital affairs. Not to mention, the husband and wife are also parents of two children, daughter Blake Kernen, and son Scott Kernen.


Joe is a bachelor’s graduate from the University of Colorado in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology as well as a master’s graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

During his course of study, he worked at the MIT Center for Cancer Research, which is considered one of the world’s best premier institutions. Additionally, he did his schooling from St. Xaviers high school and graduated from high school with a good rank in the year 1974.

Before Fame

Kernen, before he rose to fame as a famous anchor, worked with CNBC in the 1991 merger with Financial News Network and joined FNN after a 10-year career as a stockbroker.

After training at Merrill Lynch, he rose to the level of vice-president at both EF Hutton and Smith Barney. Focusing on small-to-medium-sized corporations, he managed corporate cash accounts and qualified retirement plans in addition to crucial employees’ assets.

Joe Kerner’s Net Worth

There’s no doubt Joe Kerner amassed immense wealth through his involvement in CNBC for decades. So, how much is his net worth?


The CNBC anchor, Joe Kerner’s net worth is $14 Million. He is among the top paid anchors of CNBC news and gets an annual salary of $2 million from his shows.


Speaking of Joe’s career, the former stockbroker started his career as a stock brokerage and worked as one for almost ten years. During his time as a stockbroker, he got promoted to the Vice President post. There, his primary focus was mainly on small and medium-sized corporations, where he managed the corporate cash accounts.

In 1991, he joined CNBC news, and the rest is history. He became what he is today, a famous news anchor. During his early days on CNBC, he worked as the editor of the ‘channel’s On-Air Stock program and also featured throughout the business day on CNBC. He then became the co-anchor of Squawk Box, a morning program.

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Squawk Box eventually is also the longest-running show on the network. Kernen’s work station is based in CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Joe Kernen, on Monday, July 19, 2018, accepted praise from Donald Trump and conducted a less-than-challenging interview with the President.


Kernen is also the writer of the children’s book, Your Teacher Said What? Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism. Not to mention, the book’s co-author is his 5th-grade daughter Blake.


Joe once got into a controversy in 2014. The controversy, IFDA head Martin Shanahan interview-Euro Controversy, 2014.

In the same interview, Kernen didn’t know about the use of the Euro in Ireland, because of which he was criticized for being too right-wing and not knowing the basic knowledge regarding Euro.

Joe Kernen’s Body Measurements

The 63 years old anchor and the host is a fitness enthusiast and maintains his weight, which is 71 kg. Further, he stands on an average height of 5 feet 10 inches.

Joe’s eye color is brown and his hair color is light brown. Moreover, he has an appealing personality which goes well will his overall body features.

Quick Facts: Joe Kernen

  • Date of Birth: January 06, 1956
  • Place of Birth: United States
  • Zodiac: Capricorn
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Kernen and his then 5th-grade daughter Blake, authored Your Teacher Said What? Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism.
  • Kernen is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • During the fiscal cliff crisis, 2012, Kernen began a “Rise Above” campaign.
  • Hobbies: Playing golf and chess

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