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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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  • Your Verdicts For Madoff Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 4:33 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    The Funny Business contest for most creative prison sentence for Bernard Madoff has gotten a huge response. Many suggesting the death penalty, a public execution, having him share a cell with a very big and needy man, and even a public stoning.

  • Who Will Sing A Song For Our Times? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Everything old is new again. Here is a song recorded in 1929 by Frank Crumit, called "Tale of the Ticker".

  • Send Me Your "Signs Of The Times" Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 8:55 AM ET
    Empty GM Dealership

    There are so many signs around us that things have changed. Send me some of your observations, boiled down to a couple of sentences.

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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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