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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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  • Apple CEO: Ping Failed, TV Gaming Interesting
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 12:22 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the event introducing the new iPhone at the company’s headquarters October 4, 2011 in Cupertino, California. The announcement marks the first time Cook introduces a new product since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resigned in August.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted the Ping social network has failed to excite most users, hinted at closer relations with Facebook, and called gaming on the TV "could be interesting" for Apple.

  • New Google Tablet Set to Defend the Android Market
    By: Jon Fortt
    Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
    Google Apps

    Google's 7-inch Android tablet is real — it's even being passed around inside the Googleplex

  • Sexual Harassment Suit at Kleiner Perkins 
    By: Jon Fortt
    Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    Ellen Pao, a partner at Kleiner Perkins, is suing the firm for sexual harassment and discrimination. CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the details of the lawsuit.

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