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.


  • Maria Callas' Really, Really BIG Nose Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 12:29 PM ET

    One of my favorite websites is www.bornrich.org. It has all kinds of wacky items people who used to own Bear Stearns stock--back when it was $159 a share--could afford. One of the things BornRich recently highlighted was a Swarovski crystal fireplace, for $24,000.

  • Woman On Toilet, Spitzer, Markets: Your Emails Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

    I get emails: About my blog regarding the woman who sat on a toilet for two years, Wendy F. writes: “My question is whether or not Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple went to the residence ‘armed’ with Charmin when he got the call.”

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    I'm back from vacation, and here's one thing I learned: teaching your kids to drive is a little easier, but a lot more stressful, than potty training ever was. I also spent time at various Starbucks, where I noticed the help was decidedly more talkative.

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.