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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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  • T-Mobile to pay termination fees: Legere 
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere discusses being thrown out of AT&T's party and a deal he says will end early termination fees. T-Mobile will pay up to $350 a line for families to move over to its network.

  • Qualcomm CEO: Billions of connected devices by 2020 
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm chairman & CEO, discusses the company's migration from just mobile towards complete connectivity between devices. The Qualcomm Toq smartwatch is an example of their innovative plans for wearable tech.

  • Hottest wearable tech trends 
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt showcases the hottest tech devices coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show including a wearable onesie and 4K TV.

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