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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.


  • And The Most Boar-ing Man In America Is... Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    We have a winner! Jason Jepson wins the "Name that Boar" contest with "Boss Hog". Congratulations, Jason, it was a hard-fought fight. Thanks to all for participating.

  • A Hard Core House Flipper Jumps Back In Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 2:39 PM ET

    I first interviewed Phyllis Rockower in the spring of 2005. This hard-charging grandmother rocketed around lower income neighborhoods of Los Angeles looking for ugly houses she could buy, fix, and flip. She made a killing at it. By November of 2005, she got out of the market. Now she's back.

  • Get Your Own Bailout At The Bank Of Obama Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 1:14 PM ET
    Bank of Obama

    We're all funding the Great American Bailout. So where's your check? Three guys in Austin who were having a few brews at the local pub were asking just that. Being true Americans, they decided if they couldn't get a bailout, they'd make a bale of money by mocking the bailout.

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.