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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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  • Bank of America Mending The Mortgage Market? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    I'll be at the Town Hall Los Angeles meeting today where Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis will be speaking on "Mending Our Mortgage Markets." However, it sounds like between the Fed, Congress, and the Great State of California, the mending is being done without BofA.

  • The word "mortgage" these days conjures up the same feelings as the word "leprosy." So in this era of poor underwriting, mixed with the creative investing brought to you by hedge funds, we have some new companies pitching new products to help homeowners extract the equity from their property without actually taking out a "loan."

  • The Not So Funny Business Of Being A TV Reporter Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    Just got back from visiting my sister in Humboldt County, in Northern California, where she was appearing in a community theater production. There is nothing like local theater--the good, the bad, the ugly, and the surprisingly wonderful.

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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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