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Jon Fortt Biography and Wiki
Jon Fortt is an American award-winning journalist, anchor and columnist currently serving as a co-anchor of CNBC’s bi-coastal tech-focused program “TechCheck” (M-F, 11 AM-12 PM ET/8 AM-9 AM PT). He previously served as a co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” show. Before joining CNBC, he worked as a senior columnist at Fortune magazine.
Jon Fortt Education
Fortt studied at Montgomery Blair High School from 1990 to 1994. After graduating from High School, he joined DePauw University in 1994 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1998.
Jon Fortt Age and Birthday
How old Jon? Jon is 47 years old as of 2023. He was born on December 12, 1976, in Long Island, New York, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on 12th December of every year. READ: Robert Frank
Jon Fortt Nationality and Ethnicity
Fortt holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Long Island, New York. He is of African-American ethnicity/heritage.
Jon Fortt Height
How tall is Jon? He stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).
Jon Fortt Family | Parents
Fortt was born and raised in Long Island, New York by his parents. He is the son of (father) John Fortt and (mother) Annette Fortt. His father is an architect by profession but changed to become a United Church of Christ minister, while his mother is a Pratt Institute-trained artist and teacher.
Jon Fortt Wife
Is Jon married? Jon is currently married to his wife Gina Chung Fortt. Gina currently serves as a reading specialist and is self-employed. She is an elementary educator with experience of 14 years of which 5 years specializing as a reading specialist. Information regarding when and where the couple celebrated their wedding is currently under review.
Jon Fortt Sons | Children
Fortt and his wife Gina are proud parents of two sons, Nathan and Benjamin.
Jon Fortt Salary
Fortt working as a co-anchor of CNBC’s bi-coastal tech-focused program “TechCheck” earns an estimated annual salary ranging from $250,000 – $600,000.
Jon Fortt Net Worth
Jon as an accomplished America award-winning journalist, anchor and columnist has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Jon Fortt CNBC and Wikipedia
Jon currently serves as the co-anchor for CNBC’s “Closing Bell: Overtime,” airing Monday to Friday from 4 PM to 5 PM. He is the creator of two weekly segments, “On the Other Hand” on “Squawk Box,” characterized as a one-man debate, and “Working Lunch” on “Power Lunch,” where he conducts in-depth interviews with influential CEOs, including figures like Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Amazon’s Andy Jassy, AMD’s Lisa Su, and Sanofi’s Paul Hudson. READ: Jamie Gray Hyder
Before his current role, Fortt co-anchored CNBC’s “TechCheck” and “Squawk Alley.” Prior to that, he served as an on-air editor at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Fortt initially joined CNBC in July 2010 as a technology correspondent, stationed at CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau, focusing on companies, start-ups, and trends driving innovation in the industry.
Fortt is the mastermind behind “Fort Knox,” a digital show launched in 2016, featuring in-depth one-on-one interviews with founders, CEOs, and innovators. In 2020, he introduced “The Black Experience in America: The Course,” an online resource delving into history and culture (https://forttmedia.com).
Before joining CNBC, Fortt worked at Fortune magazine as a senior writer, covering major technology companies like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft, as well as trends such as cloud computing and the smartphone revolution. He joined Fortune in 2007, having previously been a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine, where he oversaw the “What Works” section. From 1999 to 2006, Fortt wrote and edited at the San Jose Mercury News, contributing to award-winning efforts recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.