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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CNBC's Jon Fortt and Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, discuss the implications of a Supreme Court patent infringement case that could restrict the types of software and computer programs eligible for patent protection.
CNBC's Seema Mody and USA Today technology reporter Jefferson Graham talk about Microsoft's new Office software for the iPad and its part in the tech giant's overall business strategy.
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella is expected to unveil Office for the Apple iPad. Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, says there has to be more to the story. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.
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Mobile roaming fees will be scrapped in the EU from June 2017 after lawmakers reached a deal in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The EU, which charged Google with violating ant-trust laws, has now given them a deadline to respond to the charges.
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