CNBC has announced that a new programme, “TechCheck” will replace “Squawk Alley” from Monday, April 5th at 11am ET.
The live, one-hour tech-driven program will be the first CNBC broadcast anchored from multiple locations across the country with CNBC’s Jon Fortt and Carl Quintanilla on the East Coast and Deirdre Bosa on the West Coast.
CNBC’s Senior Media & Entertainment Reporter Julia Boorstin will play a key role from Los Angeles, delivering reporting, analysis and interviews around streaming, social and the convergence of media and technology. Todd Bonin will serve as Senior Executive Producer.
“TechCheck” will use CNBC’s industry reporters including Josh Lipton, Kate Rooney as well as the strong CNBC.com tech team breaking significant tech-centric stories. Additionally, the program will evolve to have important digital components across a variety of CNBC platforms.
“TechCheck” will be the destination for compelling, in-depth reporting and analysis of the tech industry. The program will focus on the universe of opportunities exciting today’s investors from FAANG stocks, to emerging public companies, to red-hot start-up’s rising from the sector.
Anchored from the East and West coasts, it will also dive deep into the new technologies and trends changing the way investors think about energy, transportation, gaming and media while addressing the key issues facing the industry such as privacy concerns, foreign competition and new regulatory pushes in Washington, D.C. and abroad.
Every weekday, “TechCheck” will attract the most influential and disruptive voices in the global technology landscape to chart the future of the U.S. economy.
“Investors now have embraced a broad universe of technology stocks and understand deeply how those companies are changing the way we live,” said Dan Colarusso, Senior Vice President of CNBC Business News.
“‘TechCheck’ will be the place where CNBC plugs into their thinking and arms them to make the most of those opportunities.”
A veteran tech journalist for over 20 years, Jon Fortt has served as an ensemble member of “Squawk Alley” since the program’s inception in 2014. He has conducted interviews with some of the biggest names in tech, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, IBM’s Ginni Rometty and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella.
Fortt joined CNBC in 2010 as a technology correspondent, based at the network’s Silicon Valley bureau where he was responsible for covering companies, start-up’s and trends driving innovation in the technology industry for CNBC’s Business Day programming and CNBC.com.
For more than four years, he has also hosted Fortt Knox, a digital series featuring deep conversations with leaders and innovators in tech and beyond.
Prior to CNBC, Fortt was a senior writer for Fortune magazine, reporting on tech heavy weights such as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft. Fortt began his career at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s hometown newspaper, where he was one of the first reporters to cover Apple.
Carl Quintanilla is an anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” and “Squawk on the Street.” Since joining NBCUniversal in 1999, Quintanilla has covered a wide range of stories for both CNBC and NBC News, where he was a New York- and Chicago-based correspondent for “Today” and “NBC Nightly News,” including the Olympic games, presidential elections, and international military conflicts from Israel to Iraq.
As part of NBC’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he shared a national Emmy Award, DuPont Award, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award and broadcast’s highest honor, Peabody Award.
Deirdre Bosa has served as a technology reporter for CNBC in the network’s San Francisco bureau, [email protected], since October 2016. Her beat includes the biggest names in tech from Amazon to Alphabet, key players in China’s tech scene like Alibaba and Huawei, and Silicon Valley’s largest disruptors from Airbnb to Uber to WeWork.
Bosa joined CNBC in 2012 covering the markets and the economy from London and Singapore. She also co-anchored morning programs including “Squawk Box Asia,” “Squawk Box Europe” and “Worldwide Exchange.” Prior to CNBC, Bosa was an anchor and reporter for CCTV News International based in Beijing.
Julia Boorstin has been with CNBC for nearly 15 years covering media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. During her time at CNBC, she has created and launched the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list and events highlighting private companies transforming the economy and challenging companies in established industries.
She also helped launch CNBC’s Closing the Gap franchise on closing gender gaps and she reported a documentary on the future of television, “Stay Tuned…The Future of TV.” Boorstin joined CNBC from Fortune magazine where she was a reporter and writer for six years.