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.
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MGM Resorts and AEG are betting their new 20,000-seat T-Mobile arena can thrive in Las Vegas with gambling and a sports franchise.
CNBC's Jane Wells sits down with Jim Murren, MGM Resorts chairman & CEO, and Dan Beckerman, AEG president & CEO, to discuss the need for venues and the new T-mobile arena.
Hangover Heaven is a start-up using a former gospel choir tour bus to cure people dealing with the night before. Here's how it works.
Dr. Jason Burke has been called the world’s leading hangover expert and he claims he can cure your hangover in 45 minutes. Hangover Heaven has been curing people in the hangover capital of the world (the Vegas strip) since 2012 with his bus that will come to you.
Blue Origin launches recovers rocket for the third time. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the details.
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With two weeks left to play in his stellar NBA career, Kobe Bryant reflects on the importance of dreaming big.
San Francisco's "weirdest new startup" provides a service featuring "chivalrous gentlemen offering a non-sexual service."
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.
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Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for Coaches' Cabana.
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