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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    This weekend I moved my daughter back down to Orange County for school. She and a roommate are renting an apartment. How has the economy changed? We got a nicer apartment for $200 a month LESS. Plus $500 off the security deposit.

  • Hamster

    Monday got you down? Here's a website guaranteed to make you smile. CuteOverload.com. It's so cute! Then it just keeps getting... cuter. Finally, you feel kind of sick.

  • The Lenny Dykstra bankruptcy saga is like a reality TV show, which is exactly what he says he's working on ("Tough as Nails"? "Nailed"? "Biting Nails"? "Hang Nails"?). There will be no lack of drama.

  • Chief Brody and squirrel

    Please submit your "Crasher Squirrel" photo with a financial theme to the blog email at the bottom for the latest "Funny Business Contest With a Pathetic Prize."

  • David Seaman

    He didn't do it. I mean, he didn't do it in Times Square.

  • Crasher Squirrel with Erin Burnett

    Veteran Funny Business reader Jeff Jacobs has taken "The Stock Market Crasher Squirrel Contest" to heart and already submitted several entries. Keep them coming!

  • Crasher Squirrel with Warren Buffett

    The couple who took the photo of "Crasher Squirrel" may not be cashing in yet (see my previous post), but I've learned via Twitter that the Canadian tourist mecca of Banff is!

  • Crasher Squirrel

    If there was ever an opportunity to cash in on nonsense, it's the squirrel who forced its way into a self-timed photo by Melissa and Jackson Brandts while they vacationed in Banff. Who wants to worry about healthcare and the national debt when we can all look at THIS?

  • The funny business of justifying research dollars.

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    Generating "buzz" is all the rage!! To succeed these days, you need good word-of-blog. Going "viral" is about infecting people with your particular strain of hype. Exclamation points help!!!

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