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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."

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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  • Facebook out of style?
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Facebook out of style?

    Do social media sites have a limited shelf life? Will Facebook go the way of MySpace? A new Princeton study suggests that Facebook is about to lose 80 percent of its users.

  • VMware CEO: Tectonic shift in mobile cloud world
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    VMware CEO: Tectonic shift in mobile cloud world

    Cloud computing company VMware is acquiring mobile computing company AirWatch for $1.18 billion in cash. VMware CEO Patrick Gelsinger discusses the deal, saying, "The world is shifting from the client server era to the mobile cloud era, and everybody in the IT industry needs to make that shift."

  • VMware makes a play for software maker AirWatch
    By: Jon Fortt
    Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    VMware plans to acquire AirWatch to extend its vision of using software to manage the surge of mobile devices into the workplace.

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