CNBC names Wells special correspondent
Nikhil Deogun, the editor in chief and senior vice president at CNBC, sent out the following announcement on Friday:
We all know Jane Wells is special — so we’ve decided to make it official.
Jane told me a few months ago that she wanted to step away from day-to-day reporting to explore some of her other interests but wanted to remain part of the CNBC family. And so, after 20 years as a full-time CNBC reporter covering everything from defense to real estate to agriculture to natural disasters, Jane will become a special correspondent for CNBC, effective October 1.
Jane joined us in 1996 as part of the Rivera Live team covering the O.J. Simpson case. Since then, she has been the stalwart of the Los Angeles bureau, taking on every assignment thrown her way and infusing every story with her signature style. Even though Jane is better known for her “funny business” stories (we all learned about “Squatty Potty” from a Jane Wells hit), she has been first on site for some of the most important stories over the years, including, most recently, the San Bernardino terror attack.
Rarely a day goes by without someone saying, “That’s a Jane story.” Fortunately for us and our viewers, we will still get to say this, albeit with less frequency, as Jane continues to bring her unique storytelling to us on air, online and on the radio.
Please join me in wishing Jane all the very best.