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.


  • Shady Lady Ranch

    Remember my post on the Bunny Ranch brothel offering double the services for those paying with their stimulus checks? That was apparently just the economic version of foreplay. Now comes word that other legal houses of ill-repute in Nevada are offering deals in a down economy.

  • Americans In Search Of Cheap Gas Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 11:17 AM ET
    U.S. - Mexican border

    Today I'm live on the U.S. side of the Mexican border (we couldn't find a satellite truck willing to broadcast live from inside Tijuana given the current drug war).

  • The Colonel Plays A Politcal Game Of "Chicken" Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 2:57 PM ET

    Oh those marketing geniuses at Yum! Brands and Cadbury Schweppes. Slogans like "Finger Lickin' Good," and people dancing around singing "I'm a Pepper" just don't cut it anymore in the age of dogs riding skateboards on YouTube and products which promote "going commando." Sigh. I miss wanting to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony.


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