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.
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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich shares his view of the government asking for help from Apple to access the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters; the future of 5th generation wireless systems, or 5G, and connected systems via the cloud, at the Mobile World Congress, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.
CNBC's Jon Fortt provides highlights from the Mobile World Congress, including a virtual reality camera and Mark Zuckerberg's appearance.
CNBC's Jon Fortt provides highlights from this year's Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.
Re/code's Executive Editor Kara Swisher provides perspective on Apple CEO standing firm in protecting customers' data after the FBI's request for help accessing the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Swisher is asked about Yahoo forming a committee of independent directors to explore strategic alternatives, as well as her interview with Vice CEO at the Code/Media conference.
Jim Cramer said Mark Zuckerberg is a "big thinker," citing his push for live video, virtual reality and messenger chatbots.
Amazon re-asserted its dominance in the cloud, posting better-than-expected Amazon Web Services sales.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has almost completed a new book, which will focus on healing from grief, Recode reports.
Microsoft said it would cut about 2,850 more jobs over the next 12 months, for total planned job cuts of 4,700, or about 4 percent of its workforce.