CNBC business news 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.
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Here is the second part of guest blogger Clint Goodrich's take on what it's been like sitting in front of a computer screen trading during during these historic times.
Clint Goodrich began his professional career in horseracing, first as a jockey, then as a trainer, and eventually as an owner. He eventually traded horses for the stock market, first with his own money, and now with the money of a few, well-chosen clients.
I don't know if you watched the Emmy Awards (apparently I'm the only one who did), but I noticed Tina Fey pulling one of her acceptance speeches out of the top of her dress. I guess she can't carry the speech up on stage in her purse--and maybe she forgot to pull it out before leaving her seat.
Some complain that hedge funds, ratings agencies, and reporters, are intentionally trying to ruin the reputations of certain companies (like Washington Mutual), and there oughtta be a law against that.
In the funny business of bailing out Wall Street, Peter Morici--a professor of international business at the University of Maryland--insists one of the biggest problems in the current situation is the one thing he claims no one on CNBC wants to talk about: Wall Street salaries.
There’s nothing like a meltdown to unleash America’s gallows humor. From Jay Leno: "The stock market crashed this week, but market analysts are not calling it a crash. They're calling it a 'correction.' Oh, shut up! A correction. You never hear that at NASCAR. 'Oh, we had a fiery correction on turn three. Four men are dead.'"
As I read the analysis of the government's moves to save the financial system, some believe we are sacrificing our paychecks (i.e., the taxes we pay) to save our bank accounts.
Former Wall Street financier Chris Andersen has spent a lifetime raising money on Wall Street. Now he's raising pigs.
"Schmacon is the evolution and, frankly, it's maybe the revolution in bacon," says the creator of beef-based bacon.
A Long Island law firm has formed a charity, called Senior Dreams, to help grant the wishes of needy seniors.
SideChef, an app designed for amateur cooks, helps teach step-by-step recipe basics to would-be chefs.
Who is Gotham's "Funniest Person in Finance" -- a trader? a financial advisor? an IT guy? Click ahead to find out!
Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for Coaches' Cabana.
Apeks Supercritical sells an extraction machine for medical marijuana users who prefer consuming oils over smoking the plant.