Who is Jon Fortt?
Jon Fortt is an American broadcast journalist. He co-anchors CNBC’s TechCheck, which airs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m ET. He is the founder and host of the technology, creativity, and leadership brand Fortt Knox, which has been available as a podcast and streaming program since 2016.
Jon has conducted interviews with CEOs, business owners, and many celebrities for the program. He created the “Working Lunch” segment for CNBC’s Power Lunch program in September 2021. It uses extracts from Fortt Knox interviews to provide viewers an overview of the personalities and business philosophies of founders and CEOs.
He created the weekly “On the Other Hand” part for CNBC’s Squawk Box program in August 2020. In this segment, he presents contrary views on various business or technological issues. Not enough, he developed The Black Experience in America: The Course on forttmedia.com earlier in 2020.
Jon Fortt Age
Fortt is 45 years old. He was born on December 12, 1976 in Long Island, New York, USA.
Jon Fortt Height
Fortt stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Jon Fortt Education
Fortt graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing.
Jon Fortt Wife
Fortt is married to Korean-American, Gina Chung Fortt. The couple has two sons together. Not much is known about their marriage since he rarely shares his family life with the public.
Jon Fortt Salary
Fortt earns an average salary of $278,909. He has several roles at CNBC among them, co-anchor of TechCheck, which airs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m ET.
Jon Fortt Net Worth
Fortt has an estimated net worth of 4 million. He generates a sustainable livelihood from his career as a journalist.
Jon Fortt CNBC
Fortt is the co-anchor of CNBC’s bi-coastal tech-focused program “TechCheck” which airs from 11 a.m – 12 p.m. He has previously co-anchored “Squawk Alley” on CNBC and worked as an on-air editor at the company’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Jon joined CNBC news team in July 2010 as a technology reporter. He reported from the Silicon Valley office of CNBC and focused on the businesses, start-ups, and trends that are fueling the sector’s innovation.
He formerly worked as a senior writer for Fortune magazine, where he covered both major technology firms like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft as well as trends like cloud computing and the smartphone revolution. Fortt worked as a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine where he created the “What Works” section before joining Fortune in 2007.
He worked as a writer and editor for Silicon Valley’s local newspaper, the San Jose Mercury News, from 1999 until 2006. He made contributions to various projects there that were recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with honors.
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Is Jon Fortt Married?
Yes! Fortt is a married man. In fact, he and his wife, Gina are blessed with two children but it might take you forever to know the identity of his family.
Where Did Jon Study in High School?
Jon attended Montgomery Blair High School, where in the 1993-94 school year he was among the students who organized protests to push the county to build a new school in its current location, then known as the Kay tract.