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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    The office holiday party has a long tradition of good intentions gone bad. That's exactly why attending provides must-see entertainment. Who wants to miss the guy who drinks too much and invariably ends up being called into HR the following Monday? I don't!

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    Here in this season of holiness, I'm bombarded with more than the usual quotient of stories about...sex.

  • Vegas Condo Buyer: "It's Really Gonna Be OK" Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 1:34 PM ET
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    I'm reporting live today from MGM Mirage's CityCenter project, which is finally opening. For the first time, I got to speak with one of the people buying a condo in the massive complex. David Tuttleman has no plans to abandon his purchase, a bright spot amid concerns that many buyers may walk away from their 20 percent deposits.

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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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