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Scott Wapner

Scott Wapner
Host, "Fast Money Halftime Report"

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.


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    The FMHR traders take their positions on three stocks making news today, including Jet Blue and Alaskan Airlines bidding for Virgin American and Foot Locker going into the S&P 500.

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    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders discuss how Fed Chair Janet Yellen's remarks today will affect markets.

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    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports that Valeant CEO Mike Pearson has received a subpoena to testify to a Senate panel.

  • 5 stocks to survive a downturn

    Marc Pinto, Portfolio Manager at Janus, gives his picks for stocks that are so dominant that they could survive a market downturn including Boeing and Microsoft.

  • Which stocks have room to run...or stall?

    The stock market has gotten back to that purgatory level…close to flat on a year to date basis after a staggering run higher from the Dimon Bottom lows…and we're back to just being 5% away from record highs. But a number of stocks have lagged the market and may be due to play a little catch up. Conversely, there are a group of stocks that have seen huge runs higher as of late that could be due for a deeper pullback if the market turns south. We'll have 2 distinct slices to present….on the room to run, and due for a stall.

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    Discussing ways to bet on hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, with Stephanie Link, TIAA Equities, and the FMHR traders.

  • Focused fund strategy

    CNBC's Michael Santoli reports on whether concentrated funds are a good bet.

  • Fed's view amid shifting data

    What's the Fed to do next, with Stephanie Link, TIAA Equities portfolio manager; CNBC's Steve Liesman; and the FMHR traders.

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