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.


  • Countrywide

    Countrywide stock, as of Thursday's close, was up 16 percent for the week, and up a whopping 55 percent since March 17th. Wednesday night, Countrywide released a flurry of Form 4s, including one showing that CEO Angelo Mozilo has been granted a stock appreciation right (SAR) of 2,358,491 shares, with a strike price of $6.22.

  • Home Foreclosure: Here's One Man's Story Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 4:01 PM ET

    In Washington, they're talking about housing from 30,000 feet. Here in West Sacramento California, I'm seeing it from sea level. In a beautiful development where houses came on the market in 2004 for $700,000, I'm looking at a foreclosed house on the market for $415,500.

  • Eiffel Tower, Paris

    Ok, so, forget my blogpost yesterday where I said I was going to report live from gold country today. I did go to gold country, and that story will air shortly. In the meantime, I've been diverted to Sacramento to report on how decisions at the federal level impact the homeowner.


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