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.


  • Woman Sits On Toilet For Two Years--Really She Did! Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 1:43 PM ET

    I'm on vacation until March 24th. During that time I will ponder the meaning of life, through the lens of a Mai Tai. Fake Jane will be pondering her own issues. Meantime, ponder this story from the Associated Press. It ought to make you realize that some people have bigger issues than you do, even in Kansas.

  • Eliot Spitzer, Human Answering Machine! Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 2:05 PM ET

    Federal agents aren't the only ones who caught Eliot Spitzer on audio tape. So did we. Sort of. Veteran CNBC producer Steve North bought an answering machine and asked interviewees to record greetings for his machine. One who agreed was gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer. Click to hear his outgoing message!

  • The Air Force Answers Boeing Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 7:22 AM ET

    Boeing is filing a formal protest, and the Government Accounting Office may now spend the next 100 days reviewing its tanker deal.


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