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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Morgan Fairchild sent me an email on yesterday's post about the SAG/AFTRA infighting: "Thanks for pointing out the insanity of what’s going on with these unions. And please vote for the AFTRA contract...BTW, I’m not a liberal, I’m a moderate, especially by Hollywood standards."
I'm going to be outside Countrywide headquarters Wednesday as shareholders vote on the mortgage giant's acquisition by Bank of America. The result is a foregone conclusion.
One week until the SAG contract expires, and a deal appears highly unlikely. This as the Screen Actors Guild celebrates 75 years of butting heads with the studios. But Tom Hanks is among those actors telling SAG to butt out of another union’s contract offer...
Gas prices in Los Angeles are nearing $5 a gallon, and I drive a lot. Well, so does everyone here. They say we waste 50 gallons a year here just idling in traffic. That's $250 for just sitting there.
I reported it would happen, and it did: Northrop Grumman has called off indefinitely the groundbreaking ceremony for its new Alabama tanker assembly facility, originally scheduled June 28th.
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.
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.
Mendocino County is known for growing marijuana, most of it illegal, and a lot of it is on fire.
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CNBC's Jane Wells spends a day in the life of a Malibuian.
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Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for Coaches' Cabana.
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