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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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  • Should Merrill Advisors Be Insulted Or Grateful? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 2:14 PM ET

    After I blogged about a recruiting firm claiming that dozens of Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors feel "insulted" by the retention packages being offered by Bank of America, I got a lot of email. Here's a sampling of the "you've got to be kidding me they're lucky to have a job" emails.

  • Farming "Bubble" Going To Burst As Well? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 12:19 PM ET
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    Farm real estate is already starting to plateau in California, but Iowa realtor Randy Hertz says land in his part of the country is still selling at record prices. A farm he showed us was on the market for nearly $5,000 an acre.

  • No Frosting on This Cake Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 6:31 PM ET

    I've noticed in the last couple of months that, for the first time ever, I'm not waiting for a table at The Cheesecake Factory.

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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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