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.


  • Markets Respond to Bernanke     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    The Fed says by continuing its "Twist" program, it should put downward pressure on long-term rates, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. Bill Gross, Pimco; Charles Reinhard, Morgan Stanley; and Ken Volpert, Vanguard, discuss.

  • Fed Continues 'Operation Twist'     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Fed has left rates unchanged, adding that the economy has expanded moderately, but growth in employment has slowed, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson, Rick Santelli, Steve Liesman & Bob Pisani; Bill Gross, Pimco; Charles Reinhard, Morgan Stanley; and Ken Volpert, Vanguard.

  • What Will Ben Do?     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    "We've moved our position to 100% cash," says Ketih McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management. "Without more QE, the commodity bubble will continue to pop." Also, Ken Sena, Evercore Partners, explains why his firm has an "equal weight" rating on Facebook.


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