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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. He 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. Fortt 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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  • Gadget Game-Changers    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Samsung is gearing up for the release of its newest phone, with CNBC's Jon Fortt; Sascha Segan, PCMag.com; and Jonathan Geller, BGR Media.

  • PayPal Makes Moves to Woo Back Start-Ups
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    The eBay payments unit, which has been driving that company's growth, is announcing some changes today that it hopes will help fend off some scrappy competitors.

  • PayPal Announces New Payment Feature    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports PayPal is offering a new mobile app that it hopes will fend off some scrappy competitors.

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