CNBC Adds Jon Fortt as Tech Correspondent

Former Fortune magazine senior writer Jon Fortt joined CNBC as a technology correspondent, where he will cover companies, startups and trends for the cable network and, working out of its Silicon Valley bureau.

Fortt — who covered tech giants such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft at Fortune — will appear on CNBC’s Business Day programming, as well as contributing to the Web site.

Business Day managing editor Nikhil Deogun said:

Technology is the critical engine of the global economy, and Jon knows its various parts better than just about any journalist. His insight and analysis will immediately add value to CNBC’s viewers and users.

And Fortt added:

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. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.