Jane Wells develops features, special reports and series for CNBC and CNBC.com. Based in Los Angeles, she also contributes to CNBC's breaking news coverage.
Wells assumed her current role after more than 20 years as a CNBC reporter. Most recently, she covered retail, agriculture and defense as well as reports on California's economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas for the network. Wells joined CNBC in 1996, providing special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for "Rivera Live." During her career at the network, Wells also served as a senior correspondent for CNBC's "Upfront Tonight."
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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CNBC's Jane Wells reports the details from the hearing for O.J. Simpson where he was granted parole.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the business of O.J. Simpson, as he awaits word on whether he will be paroled.
Peter Loughrey runs Los Angeles Modern Auctions. Last year he auctioned off $12 million in art, earning commissions of around $2 million.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a tour of what might be one of America's most unusual homes which was built especially for cats.
John Howard is turning pickle juice into cold hard cash.
John Howard of Bob's Pickle Pops is turning pickle juice into cold hard cash.
CNBC's Jane Wells talks to Magic Johnson about the NBA finals, business, and what he thinks of President Trump.
Magic Johnson weighs in on the Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry, business ventures and his thoughts on President Trump.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest move in the fast food breakfast wars.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the prospects for a 400,000 square foot mall built on the U.S.-Mexican border by two builders in Laredo, Texas.