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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Discussing whether we can count on Congress to broker a fiscal compromise, with Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners founder, and Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital. "I think the fiscal cliff is a forcing mechanism that's going to cause both parties to touch their third rails," Tilson says.
Priceline.com agreed to buy Kayak Software for $1.8 billion, and the stock is slightly lower, with the FMHR traders; and Ralph Acampora, Altaira Limited director of technical research, says he is a "secular bull, and is focusing long-term," and that "the correction we're in is actually healthy."
Discussing how to trade amid worries Congress could push the markets off the fiscal cliff, with the FMHR traders; and a look at where the markets are headed, with David Bianco, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. equity strategist. CNBC's Mary Thompson also reports financials are mostly higher today.