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.


  • Home Prices: Why San Diego May Be The Place To Be Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 2:43 PM ET

    All anyone talks about in my neck of the woods is the value of their portfolios (down!) the price of gas (down!) and the price of housing (really, really down!).

  • A Bull Market That's Just Plain Nuts! Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    I'm on the hunt for positive business news, and I found it in an almond grove in Northern California. Meet Dan Cummings, who has an Econ degree from Stanford, an MBA from Harvard, and a green thumb for profits.

  • Paul Krugman

    For anyone who's ever worked with someone who became insufferable after winning recognition, Andy Borowitz has a blog this morning you'll appreciate. He's "reporting" on the office fallout of Paul Krugman winning the Nobel Prize.

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.