Joe Kernen Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, House, CNBC, Book, Salary

Joe Kernen Biography

Joseph Richard Kernen is an American media personality serving as the co-host of Squawk Box on CNBC.  He previously worked for Financial News Network and was a stockbroker for ten years as well as the vice-president at both EF Hutton and Smith Barney.

Joe Kernen Age

Kernen was born on January 6, 1956, in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Joe Kernen Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Joe Kernen Education

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

Joe Kernen Parents

Joe is the son of Joe Blake Kernen, who is a doctor. His mother’s name is unknown but she was a nurse. Not much is known regarding his family background and it’s also not known if he has any siblings.

Joe Kernen Wife

Joe is married to Penelope Sarah Violet Kernen, a television producer. She was born in 1965 in Short Hills, New Jersey. She worked as a commodities trader in Short Hills, New Jersey, and also worked for CNBC as a commodity trader and producer of “Squawk Box”. She is the owner of Peanut Gallery LLC in Summit, New Jersey. Joe first met Penelope at CNBC in 1996  and after dating for two years the duo got married in Hawaii at the Big Island at the Four Season’s Hualalai in 1998.

Joe Kernen Children

Kernen and his wife are proud parents of two children, a daughter named Blake Kernen, and a son named Scott Kernen.

Joe Kernen House

Kernen and his family reside in New Jersey where they own a magnificent century-old house. The family bought the house from Penelope Scott’s mother, which also was her childhood home. The couple then hired a band of professional renovators to rebuild their mansion into their dream house. The house that lies in Short Hills, New Jersey was remade while using every reusable part possible to retain the sense of Nostalgia. Penelope talked about the renovation project stating,

“The leaded windows were all redone, and I found four pairs of original French doors in a closet in the basement and was able to use them in the wet bar gallery. We even used all the original brass doorknobs and hinges.” Lime-green grasscloth wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries offsets the neutral-toned antique rug from Bokara Rug Company.

Joe Kernen CNBC

Kernen serves as co-anchor of “Squawk Box” (M-F, 6 AM-9 AM 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. He previously served as the station’s On-Air Stock Editor and was featured throughout the business day on CNBC.

Kernen joined 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.

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 Book

Alongside his daughter, Joe co-authored the book “Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism” in 2011.

Joe Kernen Controversies

On September 20 of 2013, Kernen imitated an Indian accent on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” program while discussing banknotes from India, and asked if the Indian rupee is accepted as currency at 7-Eleven stores. He apologized on the air after co-host Rebecca Quick replied that the comments were “insulting,” and he later stated, “Last Friday, I made an inappropriate and insensitive remark on Squawk Box. Kernen apologize for any offense it caused.”

In November 2014, during an on-air interview, 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. He appeared to believe that the Republic of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom. In February 2014, Kernen compared climate change to witchcraft.

Joe Kernen Salary

He earns an annual salary of $2 million.

Joe Kernen Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $16 million.

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