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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 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.

Follow Jon Fortt on Twitter @jonfortt.

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  • Snapchat out-innovating everybody else: Pro
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche provides insight to TechCrunch's report that Snapchat is raising about $200 million. Fortune senior writer Michal Lev-Ram; Vanity Fair special correspondent Nick Bilton, weigh in.

  • FB investigates bias allegations
    By: Jon Fortt

    Facebook says it is revamping its "trending topics" after allegations of political bias against conservatives. Fortune senior writer Michal Lev-Ram; Vanity Fair special correspondent Nick Bilton.

  • Interactive Brokers CEO on US brokerage outlook
    By: Jon Fortt

    Thomas Peterffy from CEO Interactive Brokers Group discusses if the stock brokerage industry is on the verge of a major consolidation.

  • Social video soars
    By: Jon Fortt

    SunTrust's Bob Peck weighs in on how Facebook Live is competing with the likes of Snapchat, Twitter, and other social platforms.

  • Tech falls out of favor
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Kate Kelly talks about how some major hedge funds outflows are coming from tech.

  • Interactive Brokers CEO on US brokerage outlook
    By: Jon Fortt

    Thomas Peterffy from CEO Interactive Brokers Group discusses if the stock brokerage industry is on the verge of a major consolidation.

  • TSA seeing increase in PreCheck applications
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports how the TSA currently has 2.7 million members and how they are seeing an increase in PreCheck applications.

  • Tech fun pivots strategy
    By: Jon Fortt

    Janus Global Technology Fund Portfolio Manager Brad Slingerlend explains their new strategy, why they didn't cut Apple and if their pivot is paying off.

  • New Twists in Redstone Saga
    By: Jon Fortt

    Recode's editor in chief Dan Frommer and LUMA Partners CEO Terry Kawaja weigh in on the latest battle between Viacom and CBS.

  • Warren vs. gig economy
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaking out against the gig economy.

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