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.


  • Who's Billy Walters?  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 12:04 PM ET
    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving Las Vegas developer and gambler Bill Walters, seen here, investor Carl Icahn, and golfer Phil Mickelson.

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Las Vegas sports gambler Billy Walters, who is seen as the link between Carl Icahn and pro golfer Phil Mickelson, says he has not been contacted by authorities.

  • Behind Clorox July '11 call volume  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners president, says he was constantly watching the call option activity in Clorox's stock, in discussing the surge in call volume in July of 2011.

  • Clorox: Who knew what, when?  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly provides insight to what's on the books regarding the surge in call volume for Clorox's stock in 2011. Carl Icahn is adamant he's done nothing wrong in this case, says Wapner.

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