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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.


  • The Power Of The Compliment Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 3:47 PM ET
    Brightside Tour

    You are fabulous! Have you lost weight? That color is perfect on you. Ok, I have no idea who you are or what you look like, but don't you feel better? That's the thing about compliments-they're so easy to bestow, they cost nothing, and they have tremendous power. Just like insults.

  • Arnold's Garage Sale Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 2:12 PM ET
    California Flag

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will hold a "garage sale" next month to sell off state cars and office supplies to raise money for California. The Governor has been Tweeting about the August 28-29 sale, saying he plans to list items on eBay and Craigslist.

  • How Will You Spend Your Furlough? Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 3:58 PM ET
    Jane Wells and Sue Herera

    I'm sitting in front of the Capitol in Sacramento with Power Lunch anchor Sue Herera. Sue, a California native, is out here to anchor a special report tonight on California's financial melodrama. She remembers her father jumping up and down with joy when Prop 13 passed 31 years ago. Taxpayers are about as angry now as they were then.

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.