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.


  • Fake Jane Helps Out the Economy Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    How to spend a tax rebate? Fake Jane finds a way.

  • Corn Farmers Are Making Money (And Maybe, Enemies) Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    How good is farming? There’s a report saying Afghanistan’s opium crop may plummet this year, as farmers switch to more profitable legal crops in a hungry world. But here at home, it’s a strange time in Iowa. Family farmers are making good profits -- no more Farm Aid concerts. But just as they’re doing really well, they’re taking a lot of heat, especially corn farmers.

  • Hillary's Breakup; $10,160 to Fly Northwest?! Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 3:06 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton won in Pennsylvania, but not everyone wants to stick with her: Here's a funny Web site from naysayers. Also: gripes from a Northwest Airlines captain. And of course: American Idol.


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