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.

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  • Sycamore Hill: A Lesson In International Relations Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 9:59 AM ET

    "Sycamore Hill" is filled with boomers and those who are older but still have plenty of boom left. In today's installment of my screenplay--posted for your enjoyment while I'm away on vacation--things start to take a darker turn.

  • Sycamore Hill Part 4: The Viagra Monologues Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    While I'm fly fishing in Wyoming and Montana this week--or trying too--I hope you continue to get a chuckle out of this little piece of summer reading I wrote with the help of others--a TV script really--called "Sycamore Hill."

  • Sycamore Hill Day 3: Gay Dar-Alert Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    As my silly summer script reading experiment continues (I hope it's working, because I'm nowhere near a computer for the next week, so if you hate it, I haven't a clue), here is another installment of "Sycamore Hill."

Funny Business with Jane Wells

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