Jane Wells

Jane Wells

Formal First Name
3/31/1961 - present

Jane Wells is a Special Correspondent at CNBC. She develops features, special reports, and series for the business news ch news channel. She also contributes to the breaking news coverage of CNBC. Wells is an award-winning broadcast journalist with over 30 years of experience in the news media. She has been a television news reporter since 1983, placing a particular concentration on business news ch news since 2000. Wells is also a regular speaker and moderator for events, usually with a financial or business news ch focus. She also mentors younger women in the media industry.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Wells has been a CNBC reporter for more than 20 years.
  • Upon joining CNBC in 1996, she provided special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for “Rivera Live.”
  • She also served as a senior correspondent for CNBC’s “Upfront Tonight.”
  • She also helped create the “Strange Success” franchise for CNBC Make It.
  • She recently covered retail, agriculture, and defense as well as reports on California’s economy, West Coast real estate, and Las Vegas for the network.


  • 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.


  • 1992 Peabody Award and DuPont Award - for her role in the live coverage of the Rodney King Trial
  • 1992 Los Angeles Emmy Award - for her investigative reporting
  • United Press International, Press Club, and Emmy Awards - for feature reporting
  • Three Florida Emmy Awards - for news reporting
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors Award - for team reporting