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.


  • BSC is Back?! (Sort Of) Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

    I had to blink. It couldn’t be real. But there it was -- BSC, the ticker symbol for Bear Stearns. Back and open for business?! What we have is proof that the market, or at least Deutsche Bank, has a very short memory.

  • The Donald Ain't Done with McMahon Yet! Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 5:58 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    After Ed McMahon's spokesman revealed to CNBC that the TV veteran had sold his mansion to a private buyer and not Donald Trump, Trump's attorney told us The Donald could still get involved.

  • Update: Trump McMahon-sion? NO Deal! Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 3:30 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    UPDATE: Ed McMahon has sold his home to a private party, no terms disclosed. The buyer is NOT Donald Trump, who told The Los Angeles Times last week he was buying McMahon's house to keep the TV veteran from being kicked out due to foreclosure.


  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.