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.
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Some people were kind of weirded out by Governor Schwarzenegger's Twitter video which I blogged about yesterday, where he begins the video by wordlessly holding a huge knife (a prop from "Predator"?). Gawker wrote, "This is bizarre enough to terrify even the jaded and severely battered citizens of California."
You are fabulous! Have you lost weight? That color is perfect on you. Ok, I have no idea who you are or what you look like, but don't you feel better? That's the thing about compliments-they're so easy to bestow, they cost nothing, and they have tremendous power. Just like insults.
I'm sitting in front of the Capitol in Sacramento with Power Lunch anchor Sue Herera. Sue, a California native, is out here to anchor a special report tonight on California's financial melodrama. She remembers her father jumping up and down with joy when Prop 13 passed 31 years ago. Taxpayers are about as angry now as they were then.
I've been late in posting emails, my apologies. I've gotten plenty. Here are the highlights.
Friday I got to dress up my basset hound, Homer, in a new, as-yet-to-be-released, beach knapsack made especially for dogs by Body Glove.....Pet products and services are a $40 billion business in the U.S. which may be recession-proof, so everybody would like to dive in.
First, let me give you a funny story about my experience blogging about Annemarie Dooling, the young lady who Tweeted during a bank robbery yesterday in Manhattan. After reading her account of what happened on Twitter, I wanted to confirm there had actually been a bank robbery. The web folks wanted to make sure we weren't being punked.
Former Wall Street financier Chris Andersen has spent a lifetime raising money on Wall Street. Now he's raising pigs.
"Schmacon is the evolution and, frankly, it's maybe the revolution in bacon," says the creator of beef-based bacon.
A Long Island law firm has formed a charity, called Senior Dreams, to help grant the wishes of needy seniors.
SideChef, an app designed for amateur cooks, helps teach step-by-step recipe basics to would-be chefs.
Who is Gotham's "Funniest Person in Finance" -- a trader? a financial advisor? an IT guy? Click ahead to find out!
Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for Coaches' Cabana.
Apeks Supercritical sells an extraction machine for medical marijuana users who prefer consuming oils over smoking the plant.