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.


  • Countrywide: Your Emails About My Post Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 8:30 AM ET

    Reaction to my comments on my last post on Countrywide:From Albert R: "JANES WELLS. GET A JOB! STOP REPEATING THE SAME B.S. ON COUNTRYWIDE." From Ed L: "...we have 8 forclosures in our neighborhood (so far) of 62 homes, all Countrywide loans to investors..(all over $2 million with 2nd and 3rd mortgages). We shall see what happens."

  • In a filing with the SEC, Countrywide reports that it's one ratings cut away from junk...and a whole lotta trouble. I keep waiting for the sky to fall in Calabasas. It isn't. I live near Countrywide headquarters in Calabasas, Calif., out in Thousand Oaks, where Countrywide Bank is based.

  • The XXX Version Of Me (In Your Dreams!) Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 4:14 PM ET

    Apparently there are several Jane Wells' on the internet. There's me, there's my alter ego Fake Jane, there's a Jane Wells who blogs on liberal issues for The Huffington Post. And then there's a Jane Wells with a web site of her own that's, well, adult in nature for sure.


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