Scott Wapner

Host, "Fast Money Halftime Report"

Scott Wapner is host of the "Fast Money Halftime Report," which airs weekdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

He has reported live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq MarketSite, covering the real-time action of the global financial markets. Wapner was reporting live from the New York Stock Exchange during the May 2010 "flash crash."

Wapner has also reported several documentaries for the network, including "Hotel: Behind Closed Doors at Marriott," "Ultimate Fighting: From Blood Sport to Big Time," which earned him an Emmy nomination, and "One Nation, Overweight," which documents the impact of the nation's obesity epidemic. In 2011, Wapner received an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers as well as a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for "One Nation, Overweight."

Before joining CNBC, Wapner served as the franchise Business Reporter for KDFW-TV in Dallas and was a reporter for Associated Press Television News, based in New York City.

Wapner earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of South Florida.

Follow Scott Wapner on Twitter @ScottWapnercnbc.


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    Rising rates have made home builder stocks some of the worst performers in the S&P. Jon Najarian and Steve Weiss debate if a rally could be in the works. And with the Dow having its best day in a month, Milton Ezrati, Lord Abbett, explains why he thinks the bulls have more running room.

  • Top three trades     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    In today's top three trades, Verizon is having its best day since 2009, US Airways and American soar on DOJ merger news, and Guess surges on better than expected earnings. CNBC's Dominic Chu focuses on defense stocks.

  • The king of bonds on rising rates     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    The markets received better than expected GDP numbers and a drop in jobless claims. The FMHR traders share what that may mean for tapering. And Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO and CIO of DoubleLine, joins to discuss rising rates and why he looks at emerging markets currencies as an indicator.

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