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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It's been 10 years since the collapse of Indymac Bank, CNBC's Jane Wells goes on a look back in this special report outside the former Pasadena headquarters.
Ed Currie's "PuckerButt Peppers" have saved his life in more ways than one.
Ed Currie's "PuckerButt Peppers" can cause cramps similar to labor pains.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on how pork famers are faring with President Trump's trade policies.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on a different slice of trade pain in the pork industry from the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.
Babiators are $20-$25 aviator sunglasses for children as young as newborns. Revenues in 2017 were nearly $5 million.
Military family Molly and Ted Fienning are two of the founders of Babiators, which are $20-$25 aviator sunglasses for children as young as newborns. Revenues in 2017 were nearly $5 million.
The union says the five-year deal covers approximately 12,000 workers at nine casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, reports CNBC's Jane Wells with the latest details.
"It's possible. You can go out and build a business from absolutely nothing," says BlackLine founder Therese Tucker.