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.


  • Nasdaq: Halts trading in all tape C securities  Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Bertha Coombs report the Nasdaq has halted trading in options market as of 12:20p.

  • Nasdaq technical glitch halts trading  Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Land of confusion: Why stick with stocks?  Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    The FMHR traders discuss the best way to invest your money in a Fed-confused market. And Michael Strauss, Commonfund, shares trading strategies in a rising rate environment.

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