Fortt to join CNBC from Fortune
Jon Fortt will join CNBC as technology correspondent covering the companies, startups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry, effective July 19, based in CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau. He will appear on CNBC’s Business Day programming and on CNBC.com.
He replaces tech reporter Jim Goldman, who is leaving the network for the Burson-Marsteller PR firm.
“Technology is the critical engine of the global economy, and Jon knows its various parts better than just about any journalist,” said Nikhil Deogun, managing editor, CNBC Business Day programming, in a statement. “His insight and analysis will immediately add value to CNBC’s viewers and users.”
Fortt 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. He appeared regularly on KNTV’s “Press: Here” technology show and analyzed tech trends on CNNi’s Quest Means Business. Along with a Fortune colleague, he conceptualized Techmate, a video series and column that appeared on Fortune.com and in the magazine’s technology section.
“I’m excited to join the top-notch team of journalists at CNBC. The technology landscape shifts constantly, and no organization is better positioned to break news and explain why it matters,” said Fortt in a statement.
Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine where he produced the What Works section.