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.
NYSE Euronext CEO and director Duncan Niederauer, calls Twitter's IPO the latest series of wins in the technology sector. Lack of information and transparency contributed to issues with Facebook's IPO, and that won't happen with Twitter, he adds.
Momentum names such as Facebook, Netflix and Tesla were among the top buys, according to data culled from the largest pool of retail traders, says Nicole Sherrod, TD Ameritrade.
The "Fast Money" traders discuss Twitter's IPO price range. "If Twitter didn't raise its price range, the IPO probably would have likely failed," trader Stephen Weiss adds.
Investors are forgetting that equities have been a great real return vehicle, JPMorgan's chief U.S. equity strategist, Tom Lee, says.