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 provide today's top 3 trades, as Johnson and Johnson hits a record high, beating Q2 expectations; Yahoo!'s shares jump 70 percent since Marissa Mayer took the CEO position a year ago, and Coca-Cola matches earnings estimates but falls shorts on revenue. And CNBC's Josh Lipton monitors a declining Sodastream stock.
The FMHR crew debates whether the markets will continue to rally ahead of Ben Bernanke. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight on what the Fed chairman is likely to say tomorrow on Capitol Hill. Also John Taylor, FX Concepts, explains why investors should "buy on the dip."
In today's top 3 trades, Boeing investigators determine that Friday's 787 Dreamliner fire was not caused by battery issues, Tiffany catches an upgrade to buy from hold, and UPS gets slashed to neutral at JPMorgan. Jon Najarian breaks down Leap Wireless' unusual activity.
The S&P 500 is looking for its eight straight day of gains. The FMHR traders discuss the positive tone ahead of earnings and a mid-week Bernanke hearing. Steve DeSanctis, Bank of America weighs in on small cap stocks. DeSanctis says the "Russell 2000 will hit 1,100 by the end of the year."