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.


  • Sick Gifts For Guys Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 2:58 PM ET

    Warning: adult content. USA Today has a "Great Gear to Get Your Guys" column today--cashmere scarves, Bose headphones, blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • Maybe John Thain Should Get That Bonus Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    Here's Michelle's guest blog on why Thain should be rewarded for shepherding Merrill Lynch through an awful year, as the company was eventually taken over by Bank of America.

  • Russian Buys Moon Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 12:36 PM ET

    "I would buy you the moon." What is more romantic than that? I mean, no lover really wants to own the moon--cold, lifeless, no day spas--but the sentiment is out of this world.

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.