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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.

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  • Why breakfast may get more expensive in California Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Caged chickens lay eggs in a chicken house built decades ago at an egg farm, on Nov. 6, 2014 in San Diego.

    It's 2015, and that means that eggs sold commercially in California now must come from chickens that have twice as much room to move around.

  • America going to pot  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares her top three predictions for the pot industry this year, including changing bank regulations and the beginning of voters' remorse where it's legal.

  • New Year, new laws  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    New laws in California range from breast pumping stations to gas pumps, with CNBC's Jane Wells. And no selfies with tigers in New York.

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

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