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.
The FMHR crew shares its top three trades today, including the play on gold and silver. Shares of Netflix moving lower, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. And the best play to find investment opportunities is outside the United States, explains Russ Koesterick, BlackRock chief investment strategist.
The FMHR traders discuss how to play Bank of America and Freeport-McMoran now.
Top lawmakers are speaking on the hill this house about the fiscal cliff. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is saying it's time for Republicans to face the reality; and Todd Gordon of Aspen Trading Group, weighs in on the U.S. Dollar Index's strength today.
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