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.


  • Farmers, Fake Jane: Your Emails Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 11:29 AM ET
    Fake Jane

    On my visit to corn and soybean farmers in Iowa last week, under fire over subsidies and ethanol in boom times... Tony S. writes: "Kinda funny that no one on Wall Street is willing to tie the rise in food prices back to Wall St. investors. Think about it. Who is pouring record amounts of money into commodity markets?"

  • 7 up

    When’s the last time you drank 7UP? I haven’t since the guy with the Caribbean accent talked about the “Uncola Nut.” Maybe that’s why the Cadbury Schweppes classic is now offering to send 7UPs to aliens.

  • I’m covering the Federal Reserve Board hearing today in Los Angeles. The Fed needs to determine whether the Bank of America spacer purchase of Countrywide spacer would hurt the public interest under the Bank Holding Company Act.


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