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.
Follow Jane Wells on Twitter @janewells.
BP Global PR is now giving lessons in public relations. Not really. Last week I blogged about someone who is spoofing BP's crisis management efforts under the Twitter name @BPGlobalPR. The spoofer was barreling toward 100,000 followers as of Tuesday night.
I thought I understood how dire things were in Europe. Then I saw it explained by Clarke and Dawe. Troubling.
A little known program allows foreigners to invest in U.S. businesses and create jobs in exchange for a green card. Think of it as "immigration through investment". Foreigners can apply for it by proving they'll pour $1 million into a U.S. company.
I've been following the BP oil spill story, getting updates online from CNBC.com, as well as BP's own outreach on Twitter. Then I stumbled across a Twitter account for BP Global PR. Except it's not really BP Global PR. It's a hilarious send-up of spin.
As the Amgen Tour of California—the largest cycling event in the U.S.—was hitting its stride, the Wall Street Journal broke the story that former Tour de France champion Floyd Landis admitted to doping. He also implicated others, including some riding in this week's Tour, like Lance Armstrong. Armstrong again denies the allegations.
The funny business of managing public perception. Today I'm checking in with friends on Facebook and Googling for news...all on my iPhone. Three big products and services from three big companies. I'm not sure I trust any of them. Just because, you know, they're big. Everywhere. Watching me. Using me.