Scott Wapner is host of the "Fast Money Halftime Report," which airs weekdays from 12PM to 1PM 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.
Noted short seller Carson Block, Muddy Waters founder and director of research, makes the case for shorting Bank of the Ozarks.
Noted short seller Carson Block, Muddy Waters founder and director of research, pitched Bank of Ozarks as a short today.
David Rosen, former investor with SAC Capital, is long Kraton Performance Polymers Inc.
Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates President and founder, discusses the China story, saying they've opened up the "credit spigots again."
Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass said that unconventional policies and negative rates aren't working for the Bank of Japan.
CNBC's Jim Cramer provides perspective on Apple's business strategy, and where the stock goes from here.