Jon Fortt

Jon Fortt
CNBC On-Air Editor

Jon Fortt is an on-air editor based at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. and a member of the ensemble cast of CNBC's "Squawk Alley" (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET).

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. He appeared regularly on KNTV's "Press:Here" technology show and analyzed tech trends on CNNi's "Quest Means Business." Along with a Fortune colleague, he conceptualized "Techmate," a video series and column that appeared on Fortune.com and in the magazine's technology section.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine 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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  • Google delivery great for consumer: Pro
    By: Jon Fortt
    Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Google delivery great for consumer: Pro

    Google plans to offer same-day shipping in all of Manhattan and Los Angeles. Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, explains why the service doesn't feel like the best business model. CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses why the model is not good for the retailer long-term.

  • Amazon's new 'hash commerce' feature
    By: Jon Fortt
    Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    Amazon's new 'hash commerce' feature

    Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discusses the new deal between Amazon and Twitter that allows users to add products to their shopping cart by tweeting. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Samsung debuts Gear 2
    By: Jon Fortt
    Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Samsung debuts Gear 2

    CNBC's Josh Lipton talks with Laptop Mag Reviews Editor Michael Prospero about some of the new features in Samsung¿s second generation smartwatch. It's a lot less "techie" and looks more sophisticated, says Prospero.

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