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.


  • Trading Gold Ahead of the Fed Meeting     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    Discussing the severity of the Midwest drought, and a recent upgrade on grains and Deere, with the FMHR traders; and Mike Harris, Campbell & Co., weighs in on how to play gold as the commodity edges higher.

  • Stocks vs. Bonds: Who's Right?     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    The FMHR traders discuss unusual options trading in Shaw Group; and Dan Fuss, Loomis Sayles, explains his take on the rally for both stocks and bonds.

  • Bull Case for the Election     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    The FMHR traders discuss their top three trades of the day, including nat gas futures spiking 5 percent, and shares of JC Penney dropping more than 5 percent today. They also weigh in on Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker's bullish economic call on Mitt Romney.


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