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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.


  • Rose Boy or Rosebud? Sunday, 28 Jun 2009 | 5:38 PM ET
    Megan Fox and Rose Boy

    Did Kodak win or lose with Rose Boy? Like Charles Foster Kane's beloved "Rosebud", this is a PR stunt which may go down in flames.

  • Megan Fox Alert: 'Rose Boy' Found in England Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 2:38 PM ET
    Megan Fox and Rose Boy

    As I blogged yesterday, Eastman Kodak put up a $5,000 reward to identify the young man attempting to give starlet Megan Fox a yellow rose at a London movie premiere, only to be unintentionally snubbed during the rush of paparazzi. The boy has been found.

  • Fans Beat It To Michael Jackson's Star Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 1:20 PM ET
    Michael Jackson

    I drove into Hollywood at 2:15a, and as I walked up to Michael Jackson's star on the Walk of Fame, I had to navigate a small throng. Jackson's star has prime real estate on Hollywood Boulevard.

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.