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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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  • Washington Mutual Graded--DOWN Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 4:36 PM ET

    Moody's today lowered Washington Mutual's "financial strength" rating to E from D+, which I think is as low as you can go.

  • Wall Street Crisis: Blame The Salaries? Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 1:42 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    In the funny business of bailing out Wall Street, Peter Morici--a professor of international business at the University of Maryland--insists one of the biggest problems in the current situation is the one thing he claims no one on CNBC wants to talk about: Wall Street salaries.

  • Is This Really The "End Of the World"? Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 11:08 AM ET
    Government Bailout

    Forgive me for not quite grasping all the shock and panic of the last week. Maybe distance adds perspective, or ignorance.

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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