Joe Kernen is co-anchor of "Squawk Box," CNBC's signature morning program (airing Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET). 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.
Prior to his anchoring duties, Kernen was CNBC's On-Air Stock Editor and was featured throughout the business day on CNBC.
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.
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. 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.
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The investment strategist who profitably shorted Berkshire Hathaway's stock in 2008 has a bold forecast for 2010. Appearing as guest host on this morning's CNBC Squawk Box, Seabreeze Partners' Doug Kass predicted Warren Buffett will step down in the coming year.
I can’t wait until this drug rises to the level where it gets on Joe Kernen’s radar screen because, boy, is he gonna have a good time (not just with the drug perhaps, but mostly with talking on TV about it.) A little TMI, I know, but that’s Joe.
Just minutes after this morning's announcement that Berkshire Hathaway is paying $26 billion to acquire the 77 percent of Burlington Northern Santa Fe it doesn't already own, Warren Buffett spoke live by phone with Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on CNBC's Squawk Box. This is the complete transcript of their conversation.
I have a confession to make. I try to be as transparent as possible, to share as much information as I can about how the sausage is made. To that end, on at least a few occasions I’ve mentioned on this blog and on CNBC, that I’ve been on 10 milligrams of Lipitor.
Warren Buffett's reputation as a technophobe may be cracking. Today he told CNBC he'll "probably" get an Amazon Kindle as he "edges" into the 21st century. See the video clip and read the transcript of Julia Boorstin's Sun Valley conversation with Buffett about technology, the economy, Berkshire's stock slide, and Barack Obama's chances in November.
You'll see some outrageous moments in this video of show bloopers, featuring Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla. And you thought it was all about the news!
In a live interview this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Warren Buffett called his purchase of a big Marmon stake as a "bet on America over a long time." He also revealed that while he has been approached by financials companies about buying a stake, "we have not seen a deal that causes me to start salivating." Here is a video clip and transcript of the complete interview.
Warren Buffett's call for higher tax rates on the nation's wealthiest taxpayers got a high profile spotlight last night on NBC Nightly News, which aired a Tom Brokaw piece featuring a sit down interview with Buffett. This morning, on CNBC's Squawk Box, Brokaw joined Becky Quick, Carl Quintanilla and Joe Kernen to play an extended excerpt from his Buffett interview and to chat afterward. Joe took the opportunity to challenge Buffett's views, getting into a quasi-debate with Brokaw.
"Dilbert" creator Scott Adams drew up some custom characters for hosts Joe, Becky and Andrew.
"Senator Murray and I decided to focus on common ground," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC.
"We're growing since the privatization. We've been growing at double-digit rates," said Michael Dell.
A weekend snowstorm shouldn't hurt holiday shopping much, the founder consumer products powerhouse Jarden says.