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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Gap recorded its sixth consecutive quarter of higher same-store sales. Will Gap be the next to fall victim to the teen slump? Stephanie Link and Mike Murphy debate. Joe Saluzzi, Themis Trading, joins to discuss Nasdaq's "flash freeze." And according to Dow Jones quoting sources, Bats Global Markets is in merger talks with Direct Edge.
In today's top 3 trades, Pandora takes a hit after disappointing guidance, Aeropostale plummets, and Expedia surges on news of teaming up with Travelocity. And Jeff Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, gives Microsoft's Steve Ballmer a grade of B+ for his performance at the helm of the tech giant.
The "Fast Money" team reports the Nasdaq options market has halted trading. Rich Repetto, Sandler O'Neill & Partners; Sal Arnuk, Themis Trading; and CNBC's Bob Pisani and Bertha Coombs join to share what the halt may mean. Nasdaq recommends firms route all open orders elsewhere and is halting trading in all "Tape C" securities until further notice.
Fast Money traders Stephen Weiss and Brian Sozzi debate whether there are hidden warning signs in Home Depot's earnings. And David Herro, The Oakmark International Fund, explains why he thinks too much money went into emerging markets too quickly as it became a "trendy" investment strategy and valuations became stretched.