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Jane Wells

Jane Wells
CNBC Reporter

CNBC 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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    He may have been looking at something he shouldn't have. On company time. On a company computer. During a television live shot. Seen all over the world. Including here on this blog. But the Macquarie investment banker caught checking out nude photos on his computer on Australian TV is not without friends.

  • Does This 'Hug' Go Too Far? Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 11:25 AM ET

    The Funny Business Product of the Week, just in time for Valentine's Day! Why bother her with flowers (again) when you can send her a Hug E Gram?

  • Noah Cyrus Lingerie: "It's a Lie" Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 5:24 PM ET
    Noah Cyrus and Emily Grace Reaves

    Dugourd contacted me to say her company is, in fact, designing and manufacturing clothing for the girls, but there are no plans to do lingerie. "The story is completely false...it's a total lie...we don't make lingerie."

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.