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.
Andrew Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), spoke to CNBC's "Squawk Alley" on Wednesday.
CNBC's Jon Fortt sat down with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in advance of the company's annual Build conference.
CNBC's Jon Fortt interviews Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about how he turned around the software and hardware company, and how it's now a major player in the cloud computing space.
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Google and Amazon, Nadella said, use revenue from advertising and retail to support their cloud businesses and other ventures — which might run counter to the interests of their business customers.
CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses shares of Box jumping after Chamath Palihapitiya's presentation at Sohn Conference.
GoFundMe in November announced it would no longer take a 5 percent fee of funds raised, opting instead for what amounts to a virtual tip jar.