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Jim Goldman Leaving CNBC for PR, Net Hires New Silicon Valley Reporter

Goldman_7.7.jpgJim Goldman, CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau chief since 2003, is leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. And the business news channel has already found a new correspondent to cover the technology beat.

Goldman, a 21-year technology reporting veteran, is leaving TV news altogether and joining public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as an executive in their San Francisco office.

Goldman’s reporting, on companies ranging from Apple to Zynga and everything in between, has been seen on CNBC, MSNBC and occasionally on the weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News.” He joined CNBC from TechTV in 2003. Prior to that, he was a technology correspondent for ABC News in New York.

Fortt_7.7.jpgTVNewser has also learned CNBC will announce today that it has hired Jon Fortt from Fortune magazine to be the new correspondent in Silicon Valley. At Fortune, Fortt was as a senior writer covering tech companies.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine which was shuttered in October of that year. From 1999 to 2006, Fortt was a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News.

> More: It’s official. CNBC press release after the jump…

> More: Goldman is the second CNBC correspondent to leave the network for a job in PR in the last few months. Pharma reporter Mike Huckman joined the firm MS&L in May.

> More: Also after the jump, the release from Burson-Marsteller about Goldman’s appointment as U.S. Technology Practice Chair for the firm…
Goldman_7.7.jpgJim Goldman, CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau chief since 2003, is leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. And the business news channel has already found a new correspondent to cover the technology beat.

Goldman, a 21-year technology reporting veteran, is leaving TV news altogether and joining public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as an executive in their San Francisco office.

Goldman’s reporting, on companies ranging from Apple to Zynga and everything in between, has been seen on CNBC, MSNBC and occasionally on the weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News.” He joined CNBC from TechTV in 2003. Prior to that, he was a technology correspondent for ABC News in New York.

Fortt_7.7.jpgTVNewser has also learned CNBC will announce today that it has hired Jon Fortt from Fortune magazine to be the new correspondent in Silicon Valley. At Fortune, Fortt was as a senior writer covering tech companies.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine which was shuttered in October of that year. From 1999 to 2006, Fortt was a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News.

> More: It’s official. CNBC press release after the jump…

> More: Goldman is the second CNBC correspondent to leave the network for a job in PR in the last few months. Pharma reporter Mike Huckman joined the firm MS&L in May.

> More: Also after the jump, the release from Burson-Marsteller about Goldman’s appointment as U.S. Technology Practice Chair for the firm…


JON FORTT TO JOIN CNBC AS TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 8, 2010 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that Jon Fortt will join the network as technology correspondent covering the companies, startups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry, effective July 19th, based in CNBC’s Silicon Valley Bureau. He will appear on CNBC’s Business Day programming and on CNBC.com.

“Technology is the critical engine of the global economy, and Jon knows its various parts better than just about any journalist,” said Nikhil Deogun, Managing Editor, CNBC Business Day programming. “His insight and analysis will immediately add value to CNBC’s viewers and users.”

“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,” said Fortt.

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. He appeared regularly on KNTV’s Press: Here technology show and analyzed tech trends on CNNi’s Quest Means Business. Along with a Fortune colleague, he conceptualized Techmate, a video series and column that appeared on Fortune.com and in the magazine’s technology section.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine where he produced the What Works section.

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. As a personal technology writer, his coverage duties included Apple, Palm and Adobe. He also served in roles outside the business department, covering education, editing local news, and developing technology strategy. As the newspaper’s senior web editor he helped develop a blog and podcast network, managed the creation of multimedia projects, and served on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors.

Fortt graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow, with a B.A. in English. He and his wife live in San Jose, California.

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JON FORTT TO JOIN CNBC AS TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 8, 2010 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that Jon Fortt will join the network as technology correspondent covering the companies, startups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry, effective July 19th, based in CNBC’s Silicon Valley Bureau. He will appear on CNBC’s Business Day programming and on CNBC.com.

“Technology is the critical engine of the global economy, and Jon knows its various parts better than just about any journalist,” said Nikhil Deogun, Managing Editor, CNBC Business Day programming. “His insight and analysis will immediately add value to CNBC’s viewers and users.”

“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,” said Fortt.

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. He appeared regularly on KNTV’s Press: Here technology show and analyzed tech trends on CNNi’s Quest Means Business. Along with a Fortune colleague, he conceptualized Techmate, a video series and column that appeared on Fortune.com and in the magazine’s technology section.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine where he produced the What Works section.

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. As a personal technology writer, his coverage duties included Apple, Palm and Adobe. He also served in roles outside the business department, covering education, editing local news, and developing technology strategy. As the newspaper’s senior web editor he helped develop a blog and podcast network, managed the creation of multimedia projects, and served on the board of the Associated Press Managing Editors.

Fortt graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow, with a B.A. in English. He and his wife live in San Jose, California.

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CNBC Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Jim Goldman Joins Burson-Marsteller As U.S. Technology Practice Chair

New York, July 8, 2010 – Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced it has appointed Jim Goldman as its new U.S. Technology Practice Chair. After a successful career in journalism, the former CNBC Silicon Valley Bureau Chief will now look to help companies develop strategies to bridge old media traditions and new media opportunities. Goldman will be based in San Francisco and report to U.S. President and CEO Pat Ford and Global Chair of the Technology Practice Jennifer Graham Clary.

“Jim has always been an entrepreneurial journalist on the forefront of the technology industry,” said Burson-arsteller CEO Mark Penn. “His understanding of technology and his media savvy will be an enormous asset to our clients.”

Graham added: “Jim’s deep relationships in Silicon Valley and strong reputation will quickly make him an integral part of our technology practice. I am thrilled that we will be adding someone of Jim’s caliber to our already strong team.”

With more than 20 years of experience as a broadcast journalist working for top-tier outlets like CNBC, TechTV and ABC News, Goldman has been called one of the most influential tech journalists and has won several industry awards for his coverage. For the last seven years, he has acted as the CNBC’s Silicon Valley Bureau Chief coordinating and managing all technology and Silicon Valley coverage for the world’s top business and financial cable news network. He has been one of the most prolific contributors at the network regularly appearing weekly across all CNBC programming and also on “NBC Nightly News,” “The Today Show” and MSNBC programming. His five-part series on nanotechnology was awarded a National Headliners Award, and his blog “TechCheck” on CNBC.com attracts 500,000 to 1 million page views monthly.

Before joining CNBC, Goldman opened TechTV’s Silicon Valley Bureau and acted as the Bureau Chief. Although TechTV, a 24-hour cable channel focused on technology, was a brand new network, Goldman was able to use his established relationships in the technology industry to break news and gain exclusive CEO access. His stories were regularly featured on ABC’s “World News,” “Good Morning America” and ABC national radio. During his tenure at TechTV, one of his series of stories about a Florida chip maker led Nasdaq officials to halt trading the company’s stock. It also instigated an FDA investigation into its technology and business practices.

Prior to TechTV, Goldman worked as a Technology Correspondent for ABCNews in New York where he covered technology for all ABC news programming. He reported regularly for “World News” and “Good Morning America” and was a frequent guest anchor for “World News Now” and “World News This Morning.”

Goldman got his start in broadcast journalism at KNTV (ABC) in San Jose anchoring a financial news segment after spending three years as an award-winning staff reporter for the San Jose Business Journal.

Goldman obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Ethics in Political Journalism and Political Philosophy from Brown University.

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