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Jane Wells

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.


  • California's New Gold Rush: Construction Jobs Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 1:24 PM ET
    Constrcution Worker

    There are a reported 10,000 construction workers at Camp Pendleton alone, where the Marines will get a new $500 million hospital funded with the help of the stimulus package. Another $125 million is being spent to build new quarters for enlisted personnel as the Marine Corps expands.

  • Power is Sexy Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 4:01 PM ET
    Martin Heinrich

    The Hill, which reports on all things DC, has come out with a list of the Most Beautiful People working in Congress this year. You'll never guess who is number one.

  • A Profitable Hangover at Caesar's Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 1:52 PM ET
    The Hangover

    I'm heading back to Las Vegas next month to do my regular check on the market there. But while doing research, producer Jeff Daniels spoke with Caesars Palace about whether the Vegas icon has seen a boost in business since the hit movie, "The Hangover" came out. Turns out it may be the biggest thing to happen at Caesars since Evel Knievel.

Funny Business with Jane Wells

  • Jane Wells

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