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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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  • Tech Yeah! Geeks go to Vegas 
    By: Jon Fortt
    Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    A look at the biggest trends and ideas coming out of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with Michael Gorman, Engadget senior editor.

  • Tech Yeah! JBL's Pulse 
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    One audio company is looking to give another cool option for taking your music on the go. But will the JBL Pulse, with its built-in LED lights, prove to be the ultimate party gadget?

  • Netflix knows viewers' favorite genres 
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic senior editor, explains how Netflix is able to personalize data from their customers. CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.

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