Funny Business with Jane Wells

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.

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    Last week we made quite a splash writing about Winkers Jeans, the jeans that "wink" at you if you are walking behind someone's...behind...who is wearing them. The YouTube video demonstrating how the jeans "work" is now closing in on 650,000 hits.

  • Turns out that on the very day Dykstra walked into the South Wilshire Beverly Jewelry and Loan, a news crew from TV Tokyo just happened to be there doing a story on the suffering local economy. I kid you not.

  • 1986 Lenny Dykstra New York Mets World Championship Trophy

    Lenny Dykstra could use some cash right now, but an upcoming auction of his World Series trophy and ring will apparently not help him. Instead, auction proceeds will go to the Beverly Hills pawn shop which claims Dykstra pawned the items but never reclaimed them.

  • Warren Buffett

    I was discussing the financial collapse with Clint Goodrich...I told him that Warren Buffett said, "When the tide goes out, you see who's been swimming naked." Goodrich rolled his eyes. Turns out, he thinks Buffett isn't much of an oracle. What?? Isn't that like saying Tiger Woods isn't much of a golfer??

  • Cartoon by Doug Pike

    Lots of emails about the blogs on the Pam Anderson's banned PETA ad and Winkers Jeans, our secret weapon of mass distraction.

  • Call of Shame

    It's an up week on Wall Street! (So far.) But that doesn't mean we haven't had a week's worth of boneheaded decisions. Vote now for the most egregious money-moves of the week.

  • Woman using a computer

    Turns out a lot of us are going online for information about the recession. We're also going online to escape the recession.

  • Marketing is all about buzz. But if you create something that is immediately banned, does the resulting chatter make up for the lack of exposure?

  • 99cent_only_wedding.jpg

    Today they're expecting big wedding business in Las Vegas, as 9-9-09 is considered a lucky day to tie the knot. Vegas has always been a cheap and quick way to get married. No expensive wedding, no stressing about a guest list. Nothing, however, may be as economical as a the 99 cent weddings being offered to nine couples this morning at the 99 Cents Only store in Hollywood.

  • An advisory committee is set to present the President with his options for NASA after the space shuttle retires, according to reports and...it appears the committee favors outsourcing a lot of future work in space.

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