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.


  • Palo Alto's earnings beat
    By: Jon Fortt

    Discussing the demand for cybersecurity, and healthy business growth, is Mark McLaughlin, Palo Alto Networks CEO.

  • Watch OS 2 coming Sept. 16th
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from Apple's product launch event on announcements about the Apple Watch ecosystem.

  • Walt Mossberg's Apple preview
    By: Jon Fortt

    Discussing Apple's product launch event today, with Re/code co-executive editor Walt Mossberg, and Spencer Rascoff, Zillow Group CEO.

  • What to expect from Apple's event
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on Apple's big unveil in San Francisco later today.

  • New iPhone buzz...
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt provides a preview on what to expect from Apple's big unveil later today.

  • Get your own Star Wars droid
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on one of the toys attached to the new Star Wars pix from Disney, including a droid from Sphero that's already sold out on Amazon and

  • Key & Peele ending Comedy Central run
    By: Jon Fortt

    "Key & Peele" co-star Keegan-Michael Key, appeared at this year's White House Correspondent's dinner, and is now ending its Comedy Central TV hit sketch show to begin new endeavors.

  • HP pops nearly 6% after earnings
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt breaks down Hewlett-Packard's quarterly results ahead of its upcoming split.

  • Box's enterprise strategy
    By: Jon Fortt

    Box CEO Aaron Levie, discusses growing financial services accounts, and earnings growth.

  • Silicon Valley cutthroat as Wall Street?

    Is tech the new Wall Street? The Closing Bell panel discusses Amazon's workplace culture with Morgan Missen, Founder of Main, Silicon Valley recruiter.

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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.