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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.

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  • Luddite Jane Update (Second Thoughts on Southwest) Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 3:43 PM ET
    Southwest Airlines.

    Flying Southwest Airlines again today. Getting the hang of the new boarding system. Maybe it's not so stupid. Maybe I'm not so stupid. I'm flying to Sacramento and driving to Stockton to check in again on America's Foreclosure Capital.

  • Nothing Funny Today Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 6:04 PM ET

    Folks, I've been covering the death of hedge fund Chief Executive Michael Klein in a plane crash this week in Panama. He died along with his 13-year-old daughter, Talia, and the 23-year-old Panamanian pilot, Edwin Lasso.

  • This Xmas, Save The Earth From Your Cat Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 12:34 PM ET
    Cat

    A last-minute Christmas present idea from a PR department: Potty-train your kitty -- and save the planet! Also: the final Southwest boarding-policy reader responses.

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

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