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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.


Follow Jon Fortt on Twitter @jonfortt.

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  • Direct messaging: Instagram game changer?  
    By: Jon Fortt
    Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 3:46 PM ET
    Direct messaging: Instagram game changer?

    As Instagram rolls out direct messaging, CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses the shift in how consumers are communicating with photos. This about targeting who you want to talk to at any given moment, says Fortt.

  • Tech Yeah! Instagram's newest feature  
    By: Jon Fortt
    Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Tech Yeah! Instagram's newest feature

    Instagram hopes a new feature called Instagram Direct, which allows users to only share photos with one or two people, will take it to the next level in the social media wars. With Brian Heater, Engadget sr. editor.

  • Instagram: Simple ways to send photos  
    By: Jon Fortt
    Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 10:33 AM ET
    Instagram: Simple ways to send photos

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on Instagram Direct and how it will compete with Snapchat.

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