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.
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Robert Chapman, Chapman Capital, says he is adding aggressively to Herbalife despite Bill Ackman's criticism of the company. Also Chapman explains why he thinks the stock could hit $150 per share within a year.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on Bill Ackman's presentation on Herbalife. Perhaps he over-hyped this, says Kelly. And Herb Greenberg, Herb Greenberg's Reality Check editor, shares his thoughts on what's likely driving Herbalife's trading action.
CNBC's Scott Wapner speaks to Herbalife CFO John DeSimone about investor Bill Ackman's assertions that Herbalife is a massive fraud and is going to collapse. DeSimone says Ackman has made some outrageous statements and is missing the real analysis. "Herbalife is a beneficial multi-level marketing company," says DeSimone.