Jon Fortt: Education, Background
Jon Fortt is a very private man. He has not shared any information regarding his childhood or early life to the media yet.
Also, the details of his parents and possible siblings have not been disclosed to any major publication. However, we do know that he pursued higher education by attending DePauw University and graduated from college with a Bachelor in Arts (B.A.) degree in English.
Fortt is a citizen of the Untied States of America and reportedly, he currently resides in New York City, New York, United States. He belongs to the African-American ethnic community.
Jon Fortt: Professional Life, Career
Jon Fortt worked for a local news paper from Silicon Valley, the San Jose Mercury News for over seven years from 1999 to 2006 as a writer and editor. Because of the impressive and praiseworthy works he was able to accomplish there, Fortt was honored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with numerous awards. This really helped shape his career.
Fortt, before being assigned to CNBC as the network’s co-anchor, worked at CNBC based at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, which is the network’s headquarters, as an on-air editor. He had originally begun working for the network as a technology correspondent from the Silicon Valley bureau since the July of 2010.
There he was responsible for covering all of the new start-ups, popular companies and on-going trends regarding the technological innovations. Fortt is also a contributor to the network’s official site CNBC.com.
Before being involved with CNBC, Fortt worked as the senior writer at Fortune magazine, where he usually wrote on massive technological giants including Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Microsoft. He had joined the magazine in 2007 and his job was to cover what was going on in the technological world from the market’s point of view.
Even before Fortune Magazine, Fortt was hired by Business 2.0 magazine and served there as the magazine’s senior editor. He was able to produce the “What Works” segment while he was there.
Jon Fortt: Social Media
Fortt is no less popular on the social than he is in real life. He has made thousands of admirers who have acknowledge his writings as one of the best in the world and his fans have helped him build a massive social media profile stretching from Twitter to Facebook.
He is available on Twitter at @jonfortt and has 31.7 thousand followers on the site. He had joined Twitter on the March on 2009 and has already tweeted 18.6 thousand times. He also available on Facebook and has 5.9 thousand likes and 6.1 thousand followings on his page.