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.
Pimco's Bill Gross says the Federal Reserve will keeping interest rates low for a long time, based on the central bank's new unemployment target. (2:20)
Susan Wachter, The Wharton School professor explains how historically low Fed Funds rates have helped the housing market, and discusses what will happen if those rate rise. With Bill Gross, PIMCO founder; Charles Reinhard, Morgan Stanley; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on the Fed's next move, with James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, who explains what the markets are watching. Also, is Apple one step closer to making a television? The FMHR crew weighs in. And CNBC's Mary Thompson has the latest action in Coinstar's joint venture with Verizon.
Speaker Boehner says he is still waiting for specifics on spending cuts from the White House. Discussing the current state of the fiscal cliff negotiations, with Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC); and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, Brian Sullivan and the FMHR traders. CNBC's Mary Thompson also reports Apple is up about 3 percent today.
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