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.
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CNBC's Scott Wapner accepts the "ice bucket challenge" from Biogen Idec's Doug Williams on "Fast Money Halftime Report." He then passes it to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. Trader Pete Najarian shares the story of his brother Paul who passed from ALS.
When Scott Wapner isn't being "the judge" on the "Fast Money Halftime Report," he's cooking. Putting together the ingredients of a great show is a lot like creating a great meal. His attention to detail is what makes him a great chef - just ask his wife.