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.


  • Spotify's new 'freemium' business model    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jeff Levick, Spotify chief revenue officer, discuss the addition of Led Zeppelin to Spotify's platform and the company's new mobile strategy. We are focused on innovation and international expansion, Levick says.

  • Spotify makes mobile move    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Spotify is making free service available to mobile users through playlist shuffle mode, and announces an exclusive deal for Led Zeppelin's music catalog.

  • No-contract iPhones at Walmart stores    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody and CNET Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Turrentine discuss Wal-Mart's plan to sell the iPhone 5s and 5c without a contract.


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