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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.


  • 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.

  • California Governors John and Ken Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 3:12 PM ET
    KFIam, hosts of the John & Ken Show

    As Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and top legislative leaders announce a plan to close the state's $26 billion budget hole without raising taxes, two guys sitting in an LA radio studio are taking credit.

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    I've been late in posting emails, my apologies. I've gotten plenty. Here are the highlights.

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.