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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CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest details on the investigation into the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest details on the Las Vegas shooting as investigators search for a motive and tourists continue to visit the city.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest developments following a mass shooting in Las Vegas.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas that has left at least 58 dead and at least 515 injured.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas where at least 58 were killed and more than 515 injured.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas that has killed at least 58 and injured more than 500.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest from Las Vegas after the mass shooting that has left at least 50 dead and over 400 injured.
The story of Dollar Shave Club is about as David and Goliath as it gets…or in this case, Dubin and Gillette. The concept was simple: ‘shave’ America with a direct-to-consumer subscription business model and a back-to-basics product that got its users hooked. Oh, and a hilarious online ad that went viral – with nearly 25M views to date – didn’t hurt either. Hear how Dollar Shave Club went from idea to a one billion dollar acquisition in this one-on-one conversation with the star of that viral ad, who is also the founder.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at whether seismologists can predict earthquakes and the economic costs associated with them.