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.


  • Will Google Also Offer a Dividend?     Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    Google stock continues to spike since Apple announced a dividend. The Fast Money traders discuss whether Google shares are rising because the market thinks it too could launch a dividend. Also, discussing ways to play China, with John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital chairman.

  • China PMI Shows Weakness     Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    China's new orders hit a four-month low. The Fast Money traders discuss fears in the market over a China slowdown. Stephen Roach, former Morgan Stanley Asia chairman, and Steve Cortes, Veracruz, discuss what's the truth about China, and the Fast Money team take a look at McDonald's same-store sales from February, with Andy Barish, Jefferies managing director.

  • Report: Tim Tebow Traded to NY Jets     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell says ESPN is reporting Tim Tebow will be traded to the New York Jets for a fourth-round draft pick.


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