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.


  • Sex Sells, Or Tries To Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    I, Fake Jane, say it's time to take a breather from all this talk about Angelo Mozilo flying a Fench tanker, or whatever it is Real Jane keeps blathering about. How about a little bondage to break up your day? My email inbox is a magnet for items that should make me blush. If I had standards.

  • Barney Frank Defends Dodd On "Friend Of Angelo" Charge Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 12:53 PM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank has come to Sen. Chris Dodd's defense! My colleague Diana Olick has been blogging about the breaks Countrywide gave the Connecticut Democrat under the direction of Angelo Mozilo.

  • Emails: You Weigh In On The Tanker Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 11:32 AM ET

    I asked for feedback on the tanker decision and I got it. Also, vote in the poll at the bottom.


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