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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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  • Tankers, Blimps And The "Gay Top Gun" Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    I’ve got to stop talking about IndyMac and the banking crisis. Time to move back to the Air Force tanker crisis involving Boeing and Northrop Grumman. As I got home from DAY 3 of "THE INDYMAC BANK RUN" I finally got a chance to open up this week’s Aviation Week (aka “Aviation Leak”) which has an interview with Boeing CEO Jim McNerney.

  • Bank "Problems" And Naming Names: Your Emails Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 9:25 AM ET

    Many of you wrote asking where you could find the names of the 90 potentially problematic banks the FDIC keeps on a list. The FDIC doesn't provide the names of the banks, only the total number of institutions it's keeping an eye on. Believe me, if I knew the names, I'd print them all. But that's the reporter in me.

  • FDIC: Was IndyMac A Problem Or NOT? Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    First we were told that IndyMac was not on the FDIC's list of problem banks. That raised eyebrows. How could it not be on that list? Then we were told it was on the list after all. What?

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  • 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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