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Jon Fortt

CNBC On-Air Editor

Jon Fortt is an on-air editor based at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. and a member of the ensemble cast of CNBC's "Squawk Alley."

Fortt joined CNBC as technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau where he covered the companies, start-ups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry. He also contributes to CNBC.com.

He came to CNBC from Fortune magazine, where as a senior writer he covered both large technology companies— such as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft—and trends, including cloud computing and the smartphone revolution. He appeared regularly on KNTV's "Press:Here" technology show and analyzed tech trends on CNNi's "Quest Means Business." Along with a Fortune colleague, he conceptualized "Techmate," a video series and column that appeared on Fortune.com and in the magazine's technology section.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine where he produced the "What Works" section.

From 1999 to 2006, Fortt wrote and edited at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's hometown newspaper. There he contributed to several efforts that won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

As a personal technology writer, his coverage duties included Apple, Palm and Adobe. He also served in roles outside the business department, covering education, editing local news and developing technology strategy. As the newspaper's senior Web editor, he helped develop a blog and podcast network, managed the creation of multimedia projects and served on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors.

Fortt graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow, with a B.A. in English.


Follow Jon Fortt on Twitter @jonfortt.

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  • RIM's Torch Sales—Not So Hot
    By: Jon Fortt
    Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 2:01 PM ET
    Blackberry Torch 9800

    Research in Motion's BlackBerry Torch is getting a dim reception in the marketplace so far, a troubling sign for a company that needs a smartphone hit to stem market share losses.

  • What Hewlett Packard Needs in a New CEO
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 1:51 PM ET
    Mark Hurd

    Here's a different take: what HP really needs is another cost-conscious CEO if it's going to avoid running off the rails again. Before Hurd showed up, every business unit had its own I.T. systems and HR, practically its own P&L.

  • The Day Ahead: FTC Settles with Intel
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 8:50 AM ET
    Intel

    At about 10 a.m. ET, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz is expected to explain a settlement that the government has reached with Intel, the world's largest chipmaker.

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