Jon Fortt Wiki, Age, Education, Wife, Kids, CNBC, Net Worth

Jon Fortt

Jon Fortt Biography

Jon Fortt is an American media personality and a co-anchor of CNBC’s bi-coastal tech-focused program “TechCheck” (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET/8AM-9AM PT); and creator of the weekly segments, “On the Other Hand” on “Squawk Box” and “Working Lunch” on “Power Lunch.”

He is the creator and host of Fortt Knox, a technology, leadership and innovation brand that has existed as a podcast and streaming program since 2016 and now has its primary home on Linkedin.

Jon Fortt Age

He was born on 12th December, 1976, Long Island, New York, U.S.

Jon Fortt Height

Jon stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Jon Fortt Education

Fortt graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow, with a B.A. in English.

Jon Fortt Nationality

Jon is an American nationality.

Jon Fortt Ethnicity

Fortt is an African American.

Jon Fortt Family

Fortt was born on Long Island, New York. His family later moved to Washington, D.C. He attended Montgomery Blair High School, where as president of the Student Government Association 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.

Jon Fortt Parents

Fortt is the proud son of John Fortt (father) and Annette Fortt (mother). John is an architect-turned-United Church Christ Minister. His mother is a pratt Institute trained artist and teacher.

Jon Fortt Siblings

Jon has three siblings,  “I was really fortunate,” Fortt says. “I was the youngest in the family,” alongside older siblings Tavia and Steven, “and we had a lot of fun with my brother, who’s seven years older but still liked playing with me.

Jon Fortt Wife

Jon Fortt has been long married to Gina Chung Fortt.  She is also an educator and trained reading specialist. An MA graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, She started teaching from Barrington Community Unit School District in 1996.

Jon Fortt Children

Jon and his wife Gina have two children. The CNBC anchor and the reading specialist tied the wedding knots on December 30, 2006. Three years after the wedding, they welcomed their first son, Nathan Fortt, Circa 2009. Their Second Son Benjamin Fortt born Circa 2011.

Jon Fortt CNBC

Fortt co-anchored CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” and prior served as 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.

Fortt began his post-college career at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Kentucky, where he was assigned the technology beat in 1999 after another reporter suddenly quit. Later that year he moved to California to join the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s hometown newspaper.

In 2006 he went to Business 2.0 magazine as a senior editor in charge of the “What Works” section. In 2007, he joined Fortune Magazine as a senior writer covering large companies including Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.

Fortt began working for CNBC in 2010 as a Silicon Valley-based technology correspondent. CNBC brought him to its New York-area headquarters in 2013. He joined the board of the National Summer Learning Association, a non-profit, in 2021.

He has interviewed entrepreneurs, CEOs and celebrities including Michael Dell, Adena Friedman, Reid Hoffman, Daymond John, Satya Nadella, Katrina Lake, Michael Phelps, Q-Tip and Andy Jassy. In September 2021.

He crafted a weekly segment on CNBC’s Power Lunch program called “Working Lunch,” which excerpts Fortt Knox interviews to introduce viewers to the personalities and strategies of founders and CEOs.

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.

Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine where he produced the “What Works” section in 2007. 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.

Jon Fortt Knox

Fortt is the creator of Fortt Knox (, a digital show he launched in 2016 that features in-depth 1:1 interviews with founders, CEOs and innovators. In 2020, he created The Black Experience in America: The Course (, an online resource for exploring history and culture.

Jon Fortt Salary

Jon earns an estimated annual salary of USD 100,000

Jon Fortt Net Worth

His net worth is estiamated to be USD 2 million.

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