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 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.
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.
CNBC's John Fortt reports Alphabet has been slapped with a record $2.7 billion fine after the EU accused the tech giant of promoting its own shopping search service over those of smaller rivals.
MailChimp Co-founder Ben Chestnut and S’well founder Sarah Kauss, sit down with CNBC’s Jon Fortt for an iCONIC session on their strategies for success on June 7, 2017.
Walter Piecyk, BTIG, wireless research analyst & managing director, talks about what to expect from Apple's WWDC. CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.
What do you learn about life when you've stared down death in the form of a five-ton elephant, and lived to tell the tale?
CNBC's Jon Fortt is live at the Code Conference with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich talking about President Trump's decision on the Paris Climate Accord.
At the Code Conference, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks to CNBC's Jon Fortt about his time at Microsoft as well as his thoughts on augmented reality, innovation and Amazon.
Intuit Chairman & CEO Brad Smith discusses the Quickbooks software's success for helping those in the gig economy, how tax reform will affect his business and what challenges this past tax season held for the company.
Kevin Busque co-founded TaskRabbit with his wife, Leah—who he is quick to admit was the brains behind the operation all along.