Jon Fortt

Jon Fortt
Squawk Alley Co-Anchor

Jon Fortt is co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk Alley" (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET) broadcast live from the New York Stock Exchange. Previously, he was an on-air editor based at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 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

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.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0magazine 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.


  • Where Omar Epps invests in tech
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to actor Omar Epps about the "golden age" of content distribution and about his passion for technology.

  • Uber seeking $12 billion valuation
    By: Jon Fortt

    Uber is working to raise up to $500 million in its latest funding round, a number that could give the car service app a $12 billion valuation, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • HP's turnaround rally
    By: Jon Fortt

    The "Squawk Alley" teams discuss Hewlett- Packard's rally after earnings and how CEO Meg Whitman's turnaround plan is faring.

  • Netflix's big picture issue
    By: Jon Fortt

    The "Squawk Alley" team discuss plans for Netflix to remodel its homepage to gain user engagement.

  • Google stashing cash overseas
    By: Jon Fortt

    In a letter to the SEC Google says it has set aside up to $30 billion for planed global acquisitions. CNBC contributor Jon Steinberg and CNBC's Jon Fortt discuss Google's cash supply overseas.

  • Microsoft late to the game: Pro
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt digs into Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 tablet which starts at a retail price of $799. Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets, weighs in on the product's price point.

  • Microsoft's new tablet strategy
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is expected to unveil new versions of its "Surface" and "Surface Pro" tablet today at Microsoft's Surface event.

  • Wrong time for Microsoft tablet launch?
    By: Jon Fortt

    Microsoft is expected to unveil new versions of the "Surface" and :Surface Pro" tablets. CNBC's Jon Fortt reports there is speculation a smaller "mini" tablet could be part of the launch.

  • Apple original transforms gaming
    By: Jon Fortt

    Trip Hawkins is known for his involvement in the early days of Apple. As CEO of Digital Chocolate, Hawkins focuses on developing games for mobile phones, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. Hawkins says games are the best way to transform learning for kids.

  • Privacy: Who has your back?
    By: Jon Fortt

    Which tech companies do you trust when it comes to privacy? CNBC's Jon Fortt and Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discuss a new study from the "Electronic Frontier Foundation" that measured more than 2 dozen companies.

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  • Executive Editor, Recode; Host, Recode Decode podcast; and Co-Executive Producer, Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.

  • Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large, Recode and Co-Executive Producer, Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.