Jane Wells

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.


  • Trouble For Leona Helmsley's "Trouble" Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 10:06 AM ET
    Leona Helmsley

    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.

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    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.

  • Tankers, Brothel And Countrywide: Your Emails Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 2:49 PM ET

    "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.."

Funny Business with Jane Wells

  • Jane Wells

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