Jane Wells Biography
Jane Wells is a CNBC special correspondent, based in Los Angeles, where she covers stories about funny business, strange success and special assignments. She writes offbeat stories for CNBC.com and serves as a contributor for radio stations.
One recent story was about a 34-year-old Portland woman who got paid for cuddling people and a college student who invented a special beer shelf that made him a millionaire. She has worked for CNBC for more than 20 years, including earlier stints covering retail, agriculture and defense as well as news about the California economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas trends. Wells came from CNBC’s “Upfront Tonight” where she was a senior correspondent.
Jane Wells Age
Jane was born in Los Angeles County, California, United States on March 31, 1961. She is 58 years of age.
Jane Wells Family
Wells has a bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism and philosophy. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California.
She has kept information about her family and her early life off the limelight. Once clear, this information will be updated.
Jane Wells Husband
She is a married woman. After college, she married her husband Ted Wells. Together with her husband they have two children and live in Los Angeles, California.
Jane Wells Career
Wells was a correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Los Angeles reporter for NBC’s flagship television station, WNBC, New York City. She then joined CNBC in 1996, where she provided special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for “Rivera Live” starring Geraldo Rivera. Her career includes reporter positions with KTTV, Los Angeles; WTVJ, Miami; and, KOB, Albuquerque. She has also taken part in several international reports for CNN.
Wells started as a news writer for KTLA in Los Angeles.
In 1989, while working for KTTV she ventured into the infamous Watts’ Imperial Courts housing project to uncover the story of gangs threatening local residents. She and her cameraman narrowly escaped after they were threatened by a gun-toting gang member. The experience was broadcast to give others a sense of the daily struggles of residents living in inner-city public housing projects.
Wells once said her most fascinating assignment was covering the death of Mother Teresa. After the Roman Catholic nun’s death, she recalls visiting a leper colony in India.
Wells is perhaps best known for having a bit part in the cultural event of the late 1990s, the “Seinfeld” finale. She plays an on-scene reporter holding a conversation with Rivera regarding the “Seinfeld Four,” making a reference to another of the rumors regarding the ending of Seinfeld. Wells says, “There’s no love lost with that group. There seems to be some friction between Jerry Seinfeld and Elaine Benes. The rumor is that they once dated and that it ended badly.” Rivera responds, “Maybe this trial will end up bringing them closer together. Maybe they’ll end up getting married.”
Jane continues to receive residual checks for that role on Seinfeld to this day.
Wells has received honors, including a 1992 Peabody Award and a DuPont Award for live coverage of the Rodney King Trial. She earned a Los Angeles Emmy Award for her investigative reporting in 1992, as well. She has received UPI, Press Club and Emmy Awards for feature reporting. Wells has received three Florida Emmy Awards for news reporting. For team reporting, she received the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.
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She is a Special Correspondent at CBNB.
Jane 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,
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