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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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  • Cracking the Apple code 
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Apple CEO Tim Cook showed up at an Apple store as fans lined up to buy the new iPhone 5C and 5S, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. And Bruce Tognazzini, Apple employee #66, shares his views on Apple's new smartphone features, and why an iWatch will be a "killer product."

  • Taking a bite out of Apple's hype  Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Courtney Reagan report on what's attracting smartphone users to Apple's new iPhones 5C and 5S. And Ina Fried, AllThingsDigital, andPete Pachal, Mashable, discuss whether Apple's new product will deliver.

  • iTunes radio service arrives with iOS 7 
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt takes a look at several new featured in Apple's new operating system, including a software-driven radio service.

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  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.

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