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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.


  • Run For Roses In Thorny Economy Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 4:08 PM ET

    It may be the most exciting two minutes in sports, but most people who watch the Kentucky Derby this weekend will not watch another horse race this year. Clint Goodrich...a futures trader who, with his wife, has spent most of his life in racing, as a rider, trainer owner shares his insights into how the economy is impacting the sport of kings.

  • Buy Hawaii For $9.99 Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 9:15 AM ET

    As Hawaii celebrates the big 5-0 in statehood, the Aloha State struggles through an economic downturn. I'm here this week on vacation, (don't tell my husband I'm blogging), and things have changed since last year.

  • Can California Be Saved? Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 3:04 PM ET

    As I reported in the last post, a group of 13 California Republican legislators has come to Reno, Nevada, to find out why businesses are leaving the Golden State for the Silver State. It's not rocket science, and the politicians on both sides of the Sierra know it.

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.