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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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    Re/code's Edmund Lee, and Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America, discuss Amazon's plan to produce and acquire original movies for release in theaters and later on its "Prime" service.

  • Google leapfrogging cable?

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America, and Re/code's managing editor Edmund Lee, discuss Google's investment in Elon Musk's SpaceX.

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    By: Jon Fortt

    Discussing the "Internet of things" and the benefits of interconnected devices in your home, with Simon Segars, ARM Holdings CEO.

  • Intel's bull & bear case
    By: Jon Fortt

    Discussing Intel's earnings beat and guidance for the current quarter, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

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    The "Closing Bell" panel discuss the sepperation of Apple as a company and a stock. Walter Issacson, The Aspen Institute, says he will buy an Apple Watch.

  • #tbt: Miracle on the Hudson

    On Throwback Thursday, the "Squawk Alley" team looks back at the Miracle on the Hudson and its impact on Twitter.

  • The cyber threat alliance
    By: Jon Fortt

    CEO's Mark McLaughlin, Palo Alto Networks; Michael Brown, Symantec; Chris Young, McAfee, and Ken Xie, Fortinet; discuss their alliance to share information to better protect consumers from cybercrime.

  • The Best Buy 'squeeze'

    Discussing the pressure being put on Best Buy by retailers like Amazon and Wal-Mart, with Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" crew.

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  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.

  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.