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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.


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  • Bitcoin is not going away: Steinberg  
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    Bitcoin is not going away: Steinberg

    Where did the stolen bitcoin go? CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discuss the bankruptcy of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and what regulations are ahead for the currency.

  • Facebook ads not suited for teens?  
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    Facebook ads not suited for teens?

    Facebook is actually pretty good about shutting out companies that have violated their terms of service, says CNBC's Jon Fortt, with Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discussing unsuitable ads that are targeting teens on Facebook.

  • Apple needs new products: Analyst  
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Apple needs new products: Analyst

    Colin Gillis, director of research and senior technology analyst at BGC Financial, discusses what investors expect to hear from CEO Tim Cook at Apple's annual shareholder meeting. With CNBC Jon Fortt.

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