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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.


  • Boom Times At Central Casting Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 3:17 PM ET

    California's unemployment rate has soared to a record high, 11.5 percent. Even if people have jobs, many of them are seeing their hours cut. Many of the newly unemployed are looking for extra work as...extras.

  • Prez Kills Fly, But Story Won't Die Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 2:59 PM ET

    And you thought PETA sending President Obama a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher was the end of the Presidential Fly Flap. The most hilarious twist yet in the uproar over the President's quick dispatch of a fly to fly heaven is an interview with...the fly's widow.

  • Call Of Shame - Vote Now Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 10:45 AM ET

    This week we could've talked about bankruptcies, California's never-ending money problems, or the ex-con arrested for filing IRS claims saying he was owed TRILLIONS, but there's too much other good stuff. So, here are our nominees and winner.

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.