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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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  • Questioning Groupon's business model
    By: Jon Fortt

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team, discuss Groupon's business model and competition in the space.

  • Walmart.com rebuilds
    By: Jon Fortt

    Slava Rubin, Indiegogo co-founder & CEO, shares his thoughts on Walmart's website conversion in order to better compete with Amazon. Rubin says it's a huge step in the right direction.

  • A Bloomberg terminal killer?

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team, discuss start-up messaging app, "Perzo", seen by some Wall Street firms as an alternative to Bloomberg messaging.

  • Disney's hot streak

    The "Squawk Alley" team, and Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, discuss Disney's acquisition of Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar, and the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy."

  • Earnings Squad: TWTR, CSLT, PNRA & BWLD

    Discussing expectations for the earnings from Twitter, Castlight Health, Panera Bread and Buffalo Wild Wings, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Jon Fortt and Bertha Coombs.

  • BlackBerry CEO: No longer concerns about our viability
    By: Jon Fortt

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed investors' reaction to recent turnaround efforts at the company, including BlackBerry Messenger, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Earnings Squad: Chips & cake

    Wednesday's "Earnings Squad" provide a preview of the earnings for Gilead Sciences, Qualcomm and Cheesecake Factory, with CNBC's Dominic Chu and Jon Fortt, and "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian.

  • Microsoft's restructuring
    By: Jon Fortt

    CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight on Microsoft's job cuts which is about double than what was expected.

  • Intel's Q2 delivers stellar performance
    By: Jon Fortt

    Cody Acree, Ascendiant Capital Markets, discuss what Intel's better-than-expected quarterly results says about the future of the tech giant and the PC market.

  • Yahoo misses Wall Street revenue target
    By: Jon Fortt

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she's not happy with the company's latest results, as Yahoo amends its deal with Alibaba, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

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