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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. He 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. Fortt 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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  • Sony's Turnaround Plan    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 6:28 AM ET

    Sony's CEO was on a conference call from Japan a couple hours ago to outline the new Sony and his vision for the troubled giant, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Google Moves Ahead of Earnings     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt provides a preview of Google's earnings and reports the Street is looking for some big numbers from the tech giant, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Inside Yahoo's Revamp Plan    
    By: Jon Fortt
    Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:06 PM ET

    Shares of Yahoo are down more than 50 percent in the past five years, while its rival Google has jumped 35 percent. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details on Yahoo's "All-Hands" staff meeting.

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