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.

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  • Sycamore Hill Day 3: Gay Dar-Alert Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    As my silly summer script reading experiment continues (I hope it's working, because I'm nowhere near a computer for the next week, so if you hate it, I haven't a clue), here is another installment of "Sycamore Hill."

  • Sycamore Hill Part 2: Death And Rememberance Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 8:49 AM ET

    Please enjoy the continuing saga of Mayvene and the "Sycamore Hill" cast while I'm away on vacation. Serializing a television script seemed as good as any idea I had for filling up the blog while I'm away.

  • Sycamore Hill--Boomer Business Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 9:39 AM ET

    I've gone fishing, literally. So, rather than just put up a "Gone Fishin'" sign and let this blog wither away, I'm providing you with some silly summer reading. I am posting in installments over the next week of a television script I wrote called "Sycamore Hill," about sex, drugs, and death at a condo complex for the 55-and-older group. Boomers and beyond.


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