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Jane Wells

CNBC Reporter

CNBC business news reporter Jane Wells is based in Los Angeles, where she covers retail, agriculture and defense as well as reports on California's economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas. Wells also writes the blog Funny Business for CNBC.com covering a variety of unusual items. Wells came from CNBC's "Upfront Tonight," where she served as a senior correspondent.

Wells joined CNBC in 1996, providing special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for "Rivera Live." Prior to joining CNBC, she was a correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Los Angeles reporter for NBC's flagship television station, WNBC, in New York. Her television news career includes reporter positions with KTTV, Los Angeles; WTVJ, Miami; and KOB, Albuquerque. She has also contributed international reports for CNN.

Wells has received numerous honors for her work, including a 1992 Peabody Award and duPont Award for her role in the live coverage of the Rodney King Trial. That same year, she earned a Los Angeles Emmy Award for her investigative reporting. She also has received UPI, Press Club and Emmy Awards for feature reporting; three Florida Emmy Awards for news reporting; and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for team reporting.

Wells holds bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and philosophy from the University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors. She and her husband have two children and live in Los Angeles.

Follow Jane Wells on Twitter @janewells.

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  • Negotiating A Severance Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 11:22 AM ET
    business check

    At a site where people review their employers and reveal their pay, the number of reviews which include the words "layoff" and "severance" has doubled in six months. People are talking less about moving up or out of a company. They just want to keep the jobs they have.

  • Whatever They're Doing Isn't Working Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 3:30 PM ET

    $700 billion in TARP. Billions more in TALF. The federal government has stabilized the banking system. So why can't you get a car loan?

  • California Struggles to Cover Delayed Payments Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 3:21 PM ET

    Financial institutions in California are offering short-term help to customers not getting paid by the state. The state is holding back $3.3 billion in payments, including nearly $2 billion in income tax refunds, as it deals with a cash crisis and no budget solution.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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