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Jon Fortt

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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  • Google's Q1 Earnings & Stock Split  
    By: Jon Fortt
    Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Google's Q1 Earnings & Stock Split

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Google's 2-for-1 stock split and its impact on shareholders. Also, breaking down the tech giant's Q1 numbers and click rate, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial senior technology analyst, and CNBC's Jon Fortt. And the Fast Money crew discusses after-hours action in Coinstar and how to play it.

  • Google Earnings: Calm Before the Storm
    By: Jon Fortt
    Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:21 AM ET
    Google

    Google is all but certain to deliver pretty good news when it announces results this afternoon. Unfortunately for the online giant, this is one of those quarters where a downside surprise would matter a lot more than an upside surprise.

  • Inside Yahoo's Revamp Plan  
    By: Jon Fortt
    Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:06 PM ET
    Inside Yahoo's Revamp Plan

    Shares of Yahoo are down more than 50 percent in the past five years, while its rival Google has jumped 35 percent. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details on Yahoo's "All-Hands" staff meeting.

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