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 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 since 2000. Wells is also a regular speaker and moderator for events, usually with a financial or business 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