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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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  • Wal-Mart Can Save America? Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    What would be worse for America, the failure of GM or the failure of Wal-Mart? Or, which would be worse, the failure of Wall Street of the failure of Wal-Mart?

  • Sears (And Your) Reaction to Fridge Price Hike Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    The company says the fridge was always $1,500, but it was originally on sale for 20 percent off (hence the $1,200). At some point on or before Black Friday, the discount was changed to only 15 percent off. This doesn't explain why the salesperson told Rich's wife the price was never $1,200, only to be embarrassed when she produced written proof.

  • The Nanny Economic Indicator: Mothers Back On Job Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 12:33 PM ET
    Nanny with Stroller

    Here's how you can tell whether the layoffs on Wall Street are having a trickle down effect. Look around the playgrounds on Manhattan's Upper East Side. See how many nannies are being replaced by the actual mothers of the children.

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.

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