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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    Should investors take advantage of Qualcomm's dip and get long? Traders Josh Brown and Stephanie Link debate the downgraded stock. And Michael Ryan, UBS, shares why he feels the market's big gains are over but still sees potential in the financial and tech sectors.

  • Top three trades     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    The FMHR traders have the play on Kraft's downgrade, Tyson's earnings beat and Facebook hitting a 52-week high. And CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at whether the nation's credit rating is at risk for another downgrade as political gridlock looms in Washington.

  • Follow the money?     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Record amounts of cash flowed into equity funds and ETFs in the month of July. The FMHR traders share their t best strategies for your money. And JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, provides prospective on how individual investors are feeling about the rally, while Craig Johnson, Piper Jaffray, says the S&P will hit 1,850 by the end of the year.


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