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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    Discussing the impact Donald Trump could have on business and the stock market, with Scott Kessler, S&P Global Market Intelligence, and Gabriela Santos, JPMorgan.

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    CNBC's Jon Fortt rounds up the earnings results of Intel, eBay and Qualcomm.

  • Trump's big night

    Discussing Ted Cruz refusing to endorse Donald Trump at the RNC, what Mike Pence adds to the ballot, and Trump's domestic and global priorities, with DDC Advocacy Partner and former White House political director Sara Fagen, and IMGE Chairman and former Romney campaign senior advisor Phil Musser.

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    The Department of Justice is filing lawsuits to oppose both the Aetna-Humana merger, and the Anthem-Cigna deal, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Qualcomm beats on both top and bottom line

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Qualcomm quarterly earnings and revenues beating analyst expectations.

  • Pro-Trump Peter Thiel to take the stage

    Peter Thiel will make an appearance at the Republican Convention Thursday. Farhad Manjoo, New York Times columnist, and Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune senior writer, provide perspective on Thiel's support for Trump, and the views on Trump in Silicon Valley.

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    Discussing the message coming from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters at the RNC, with CNBC's senior contributor Larry Kudlow, and former Romney campaign advisor Ed Rogers.

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