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 traders share their top three trades of the day, including AutoNation reporting a 38 percent increase for vehicle sales in June; and Dennis Gartman of The Garman Letter explains why he thinks the livestock business is facing even tougher times.
Fears of a corn shortage are sending futures up 3 percent as sweltering temperatures and droughts in the Midwest are threatening corn crops. Dennis Gartman of The Garman Letter explains why he thinks the livestock business is facing even tougher times.
Discussing China and the ECB's decision to cut bank interest rates, the dip in gold and unemployment, with Dan Greenhaus of BTIG; and Liz Dunn, Macquarie Research analyst shares her outlook on the retail sector since this morning's disappointing June same-store sales numbers.
Stocks are rising in a shortened holiday session, and the FMHR traders weigh in on whether this marks a "QE" bounce; Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics, explains why he went long equities; Kyle Cooper of IAF Advisors has a trade on oil ahead of Friday's jobs report; and CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses whether Research In Motion is in a "death spiral."
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