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.


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    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.

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    Former Apple Security Director and current Code42 VP & Chief Security Officer Rick Orloff, discusses whether Apple has the capabilities to help the FBI unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone without erasing data on the phone.

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    Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson discusses fourth quarter earnings, and strategy to returning cash back to shareholders.

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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.