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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A New York judge has slashed $10 million from the $12 million the late billionaire Leona Helmsley left her dog, Trouble. Some heirs challenged the pooch's prized inheritance, and the general manager of the hotel where the 9-year-old Maltese lives said $2 million would be enough to pay Trouble's bills for two lifetimes--even in dog years.
The table touch screens have been customized by Microsoft to let you order drinks, watch videos, play games. But here’s the interesting part. Cameras have been installed at the tables along with special software called “Flirt” that lets you flirt with people at other tables.
"What's missing from your analysis is the fact that Boeing got arrogant and NGC came in and took that contract away. Northrop Grumman was going to pull out of the competition because the RFP (request for proposals) read like the award was signed sealed and delivered to Boeing.."
An article by Portfolio.com picks up where an earlier Wall Street Journal story left off in investigating which politicians got breaks on mortgages from Countrywide.
Was he ok? Did my online comments about all the packaging going to the landfill cost me the rest of him? Just looking at him there in four small pieces reminded me of being four years old again and constantly losing Potato Head Parts (PHP) like so many potato chips.
Boeing confirms to CNBC that the Air Force has admitted it got its math wrong on how much Boeing's tanker would cost over the long haul. Boeing says this validates what it's been saying for months in challenging the $35 billion contract award to Northrop Grumman and the European parent of Airbus.
I've learned a new term--Manscaping--and apparently all men need it. Described in a press release from Beverly Hills "laser queen" Dana Elise, manscaping is "cleaning up the superfluous fur on a man" using "strategic de-hairifying...to avoid looking like a caveman."
It seems the down economy is hurting every business, even the oldest profession. The Moonlight BunnyRanch in Carson City, a legal brothel featured on HBO's "Cathouse," is offering the first 100 customers who show up with their stimulus rebate checks twice the "services."
"Schmacon is the evolution and, frankly, it's maybe the revolution in bacon," says the creator of beef-based bacon.
A Long Island law firm has formed a charity, called Senior Dreams, to help grant the wishes of needy seniors.
SideChef, an app designed for amateur cooks, helps teach step-by-step recipe basics to would-be chefs.
The Bay State approved legalized gambling 3 years ago. Come Tuesday, they may reverse that decision.
Who is Gotham's "Funniest Person in Finance" -- a trader? a financial advisor? an IT guy? Click ahead to find out!
Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for Coaches' Cabana.
Apeks Supercritical sells an extraction machine for medical marijuana users who prefer consuming oils over smoking the plant.