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.


  • Fake Madoff Explains All Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    Here is one entry in the "Funny Business" contest for best apology/confession/excuse from Fake Bernie Madoff--courtesy of reader Janet Laylor! (FYI, Frank DiPascali worked with Madoff on the investment side of his business).

  • In California, When Is A Tax NOT A Tax? Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 2:58 PM ET

    Today the Democrat-controlled legislature in California is hoping to raise $9.3 billion in revenues through a legal loophole. Under state law, a two-thirds vote is needed to raise taxes, and that means some Republican votes are needed.

  • What Would Fake Madoff Say? Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 10:45 AM ET

    Time for another Funny Business contest! Just in time for the holidays, I'm taking submissions for the Fake Bernie Madoff Apology/Confession/Excuses.

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.