Joe Kernen Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Kids, CNBC, Net Worth

Joe Kernen

Joe Kernen Biography

Joe Kernen is an American Media personality and a co-anchor of “Squawk Box” (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), CNBC’s signature morning program. It is a fast-paced, irreverent look at the world of Wall Street, and the longest running show on the network. Kernen is based in CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Joe Kernen Age

Joseph Richard Kernen was born on 6th January, 1956, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Joe Kernen Height

Joe stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Joe Kernen Education

Kernen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in molecular, cellular and developmental biology as well as a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Joe Kernen Nationality

Joe is an American nationality.

Joe Kernen Ethnicity

Kernen is an American.

Joe Kernen Parents

Joe was born to Joe Blake Kernen and his mother’s name is uknown. His father was a doctor and his mother a nurse.

Joe Kernen Siblings

Kernen has not disclosed about his siblings.

Joe Kernen Wife

Kernen is married to Penelope Scott Kernen, a former commodities trader from Short Hills, New Jersey. They met after she joined CNBC in 1996 and were married in 1998 on a golf course.

Joe Kernen Children

Joe and his wife Scott Kernen have two children together; a daughter, Blake Kernen, and a son, Scott Kernen who was born in 2000.

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Kernen came to CNBC in the 1991 merger with Financial News Network, having 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 key employees’ personal assets.

Prior to his anchoring duties, Kernen was CNBC’s On-Air Stock Editor and was featured throughout the business day on CNBC.

Kernen imitated an Indian accent on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” program while discussing banknotes from India on 20th September 2013, and asked if the Indian rupee is accepted as currency at 7-Eleven stores. He later stated, “Last Friday, I made an inappropriate and insensitive remark on Squawk Box. I apologize for any offense it caused.”

Kernen asked IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan why Ireland did not use the pound sterling and asked if Ireland and Scotland were not on the same island In November 2014, during an on-air interview, Critics say Kernen appeared to believe that Republic of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom while ignoring the fact that Northern Ireland is indeed part of the UK.

During his graduate studies, he worked at the MIT Center for Cancer Research, one of the world’s premier institutions. His work focused on mouse erythroleukemia cells and resulted in a series of publications in well-known scientific journals including CELL, Developmental Biology and Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology.

Joe Kernen Political Party

Joe Kernen called out Democrat Representative Jan Schakowsky for the Democrat agenda to end fracking and produce less oil, during a segment on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin on 4/6/2022.

Fireworks sparked on the Squawk Box set as CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin blasted his own colleague Joe Kernen for dismissing the severity of the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed 100,000 Americans. At one point, Sorkin accused Kernen of trying to help his “friend” President Donald Trump “every single morning.”

As the two discussed the recent stock-market gains, the segment grew increasingly heated as Kernen openly bashed Sorkin and “other smart people” for not being able to see why the market is rising despite the current poor state of the economy.

“Joe, you missed it a hundred percent on the way down and you missed 100,000 deaths,” Sorkin snapped back. “So we can have this debate back and forth and you can try to question the questions I’m asking.”

Kernen attempted to talk over Sorkin, prompting the usually mild-mannered business host to angrily interject.

“Hold on, hold on,” Sorkin shouted. “I’m not going to do this with you Joe! Every morning, you try to question the questions I’m asking—these are questions investors are asking every single morning. I’m just trying to get through some of this clutter. I may be right or wrong. Investors may be right or wrong. That’s what makes the market. It doesn’t make people good or bad or right to act the way you are. I’m sorry.”

After a dramatic sigh, Kernen began chiding Sorkin for scolding him as well as lecturing others over the pandemic, causing Sorkin to wave him off and tell him to read the news.

“I’m sorry?” Kernen asked, prompting an incensed Sorkin to exclaim: “No you’re not. No you’re not!”

At this point, Kernen began running down all the things his colleague “panicked” over, such as the virus itself, ventilators, and personal protection equipment, causing Sorkin to lose it.

“Joseph, you didn’t panic about anything,” he shouted as Kernen objected. “One-hundred thousand people died. One-hundred thousand people died, Joe, and all you did was try to help your friend, the president—every single morning on this show. You abused your position!”

Kernen, one of the few non-Fox hosts Trump grants interviews to, claimed Sorin was being “unfair” and that all he’s been trying to do is help “investors keep their cool and keep their heads, and as it turned out that’s what they should have done.”

“Do the news,” Sorkin growled back. “I was not arguing to go sell your stocks, Joseph! I was arguing about people’s lives. Do the news, I’m begging you to do the news, Joseph!”

Kernen, before getting to the news, got in the last word, saying the number of American deaths was terrible “but it was never going to be that we weren’t going to come back and return to normal,” insisting he wasn’t “trying to help Donald Trump.”

Joe Kernen Salary

Joe earns an annual salary of USD 100,000.

Joe Kernen Net Worth

Kerneth net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.

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