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.
CNBC's Jon Fortt talks to CEO Mark Fields about the future of mobility and autonomous cars.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos kept the crowd's attention at the Code Conference, as he spoke on brick and mortar and the media, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Viacom's independent directors are vowing legal action if there is an attempt to oust them from the board. The Information founder and editor in chief Jessica Lessin, and New York Times tech reporter Mike Isaac, share their view.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is changing his tune on Edward Snowden. The Information founder and editor in chief Jessica Lessin, and New York Times tech reporter Mike Isaac, share their view.
Jeff Stier, National Center for Public Policy, and CNBC's Jon Fortt discuss a new study for the NIH on the link between cellphones and cancer in rats.