Jane Wells develops features, special reports and series for CNBC and CNBC.com. Based in Los Angeles, she also contributes to CNBC's breaking news coverage.
Wells assumed her current role after more than 20 years as a CNBC reporter. Most recently, she covered retail, agriculture and defense as well as reports on California's economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas for the network. Wells joined CNBC in 1996, providing special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for "Rivera Live." During her career at the network, Wells also served as a senior correspondent for CNBC's "Upfront Tonight."
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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As I blogged yesterday, Eastman Kodak put up a $5,000 reward to identify the young man attempting to give starlet Megan Fox a yellow rose at a London movie premiere, only to be unintentionally snubbed during the rush of paparazzi. The boy has been found.
Bernard Madoff's attorney this week told the judge that a 12-year sentence would be appropriate for the man who destroyed the livelihoods of so many. Madoff faces a maximum sentence of 150 years. Now "Fake Bernie" wants you to have a say.
California may run out of money by the end of July, but it will start issuing IOU's a week from today.
It's hard to walk away from a gold mine, but Discovery Communications' TLC is doing just that. After more than ten million viewers tuned in this week to learn that Jon & Kate Gosselin were divorcing, the show is going on hiatus until August, following a retrospective next week. How long have the Gosselins been estranged? What did TLC know and when did it know it?
Eastman Kodak is offering $5,000 to the person who can identify “Rose Boy”, the teenager inadvertently snubbed while trying to deliver a yellow rose to Megan Fox. The starlet is reportedly upset that she missed the young man’s attempts to hand her a flower during the hubbub of premiere night in London for the new “Transformers” film.