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.


  • Apple's 'holy war' with Google
    By: Jon Fortt

    Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discusses Apple's patent case verses Samsung and weighs in on Apple's "holy war" with Google over cloud-based computing.

  • Amazon set for big unveil
    By: Jon Fortt

    "It will be the Spring of dongles," says Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discussing Amazon's reported entrance into the video streaming space.

  • Amazon to announce video plans
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports there is a lot of speculation surrounding Amazon's announcement on its video business, but hardware is likely involved.

  • Amazon's stream dream
    By: Jon Fortt

    Victor Anthony, Topeka Capital Markets, discusses Amazon's efforts to expand its business model to include a device that will complete with Netflix and YouTube for content.

  • TV wars: Battle for the box
    By: Jon Fortt

    Amazon will lay out plans on the future of its video business and will likely announce the launch of a television streaming box to compete with Apple and Roku, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Tech Yeah! Streams from the Amazon?
    By: Jon Fortt

    Will Amazon announce a new game-changing streaming device?

  • The 4-D movie experience
    By: Jon Fortt

    Mark Shaw, CJ Group CEO, and Todd Goldstein, AEG chief revenue officer, discuss their partnership to open the first 4D theater in the U.S. The 100 seat theater will open in Los Angeles.

  • April Fool's Day tech pranks
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt looks at some of the best Internet pranks floating around in the tech world today.

  • Apple-Samsung duke it out in court
    By: Jon Fortt

    In today's "Tech Yeah!," Apple and Samsung head back to court (again) to settle recent legal woes.

  • Intel's $740 million bet on big data
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses the significance and scale of Intel's $740 million stake in big data company Cloudera.

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