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.


  • Spending Like It's 1969 Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Remember layaway? I think I put my prom dress on layaway. That was back in the Stone Age, when banks weren't handing out credit cards like toilet paper.

  • Swine Flu Toys And The Crasher Squirrel Winner Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 10:53 AM ET
    Swine Flu Plush Toy

    You knew it would happen. Someone is marketing a swine flu plush toy.

  • The Fancy Shopping Mall Is Empty All The Time Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 11:45 AM ET
    Fashion Island Parking

    An update on the blog yesterday about UC Irvine management professor Robert Mancuso, who sent me photos of how empty the multimillion dollar parking lot is at the swanky Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach.

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.