Joe Kernen


Happy Halloween. Be glad you’re not trick or treating at Joe Kernen’s house, where they’re giving out copies of this in lieu of candy. [@Natiello via @andrewrsorkin]

  • 10 Jan 2013 at 3:15 PM

Want To Wake Up With Mandy Drury?

Or Becky Quick? Or Andrew Ross Sorkin? Joe Kernen? Jim Cramer? Because you think it would be a pleasant way to start the morning or, alternatively, a horrifying way sure to get you out of bed without delay? Now you can! Read more »

Why is everyone acting like that’s so awkward? Why is Becky turning bright red? Why is Andrew wishing there were a trap door under his chair? Why is the other guest looking at Woody Johnson like “Wow…” Oh, well just excuse the hell out of me. No, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize we couldn’t ask the questions that everyone is thinking. No, no, it’s fine, I’ll just awkwardly change the subject by complimenting Woody’s tie and maybe in the future Dr. J takes his completely reasonable queries elsewhere. Read more »

  • 16 May 2012 at 1:01 PM

Caption Contest Wednesday


[via NJD]

As some of you may have noticed over the years, Warren Buffett has carved out a pretty unique niche for himself in using analogies about whorehouses, porn shops, one-night stands, taking Viagra, fondling inanimate objects (or simply laying the ground work to do so) when discussing business. Regardless of the topic, no matter the setting, he’s prepared to go out of his way marry aberrant sex fetish with folksy business wisdom. So naturally, when asked by Andrew Ross Sorkin on Squawk Box this morning if a $22 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathway that didn’t pan out earlier this year might happen at some point in the future, Buffett told the gang “It’s always possible. When a girl hangs up on me, I try again,” rather than “Sure,” or “Yeah, anything can happen,” or “Never say never, Andy.” At this point, the anchors could have moved on but Joe Kernen saw an opening for a little repartee and went for it, not realizing that he was dealing with a professional. Read more »

First thing you see on TV, that is, as ARS is replacing Carl Quintanilla on Squawk Box. Apparently the CNBC team searched high and low for the right person to recreate the raw chemistry between the long-running threesome of Joe, Becky and Carl and concluded Sorkin’s the man for the job. Read more »

He’s so serious about the issue he wrote a book about it, which you unfortunately can’t buy until May 12th. By then, it might be too late.

Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman was on Squawk Box this morning discussing a whole mess of issues, including a recent pledge to give away nearly all his money to charity. Cooperman has signed on to the Buffett/Gates initiative to donate half his wealth but today he told CNBC, “Every dollar I make, I’ll give it away because what I’ve planned to leave to my children, that’s already been set.”

Cooperman went on to start explaining that he just feels like this is “the right thing to do” and helping those less fortunate is what he and his wife “get the most enjoyment out of.” But Joe Kernen knew in his heart of hearts there was another reason. Read more »