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.
The Citrix CEO's journey included stints at other firms, and a wake-up call about what it really takes to drive a company's success.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports that Qualcomm is suing Apple manufacturers over non-payment for licenses for their technologies.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the highlights of his interview with Dell Founder & CEO Michael Dell, including his views on the Trump administration.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the highlights of his interview with Dell Founder & CEO Michael Dell, including the company's new pay-as-you-grow cloud service.
Michael Dell started in his college dorm, became a multi-billionaire and fought off Carl Icahn. Here's how he did it.
CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks with Yusef Mehdi, Microsoft devices and services CVP, about all the new products from the tech giant.
"I actually embrace being in a room where I'm the only or one of few women," Wall Street power broker Alexandra Lebenthal said.
CNBC's John Fortt reports the battle over royalties and licensing agreements is escalating between Apple and Qualcomm.
A love of cars and a willingness to 'run to the fire' helped Mark Fields rapidly ascend through the ranks at Ford.
Question Ajit Pai about controversial topics and his answers are tempered by a Midwestern sincerity, CNBC's Jon Fortt reports.