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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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  • How Long Will You Live And How Much Will You Make? Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 11:27 AM ET
    Old man thinking

    Have you been wanting to go back to school but keep putting it off? Do it. It'll be good for you. The United Way has unveiled a new calculator today which predicts how one's level of education can indicate future income and lifespan. This calculator actually does it on a county-by-county basis for the entire U.S.

  • Is God Punishing California? Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 12:48 PM ET

    Ok, I realize that headline is a little over the top. But let me summarize recent developments in the Golden State, and you judge for yourself.

  • The Hemp Hump Monday, 11 May 2009 | 1:22 PM ET
    Hemp Plant

    What if Americans could buy cigarettes but were banned from growing tobacco? Buy bread but not allowed to grow wheat? That is the case with industrial hemp, a product in everything from car doors to milk...legally.

Funny Business with Jane Wells

  • 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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