Media Moves

CNBC’s Wapner uses show as teachable moment

October 22, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Scott WapnerA.J. Katz of TVNewswer interviewed CNBC anchor Scott Wapner, who hosts “Fast Money Halftime Report.”

Here is an excerpt:

TVNewser: Five years as host of Halftime Report. Congratulations! Talk about the evolution of the program over time.

Wapner:  From the very start we tried to have a show that gave viewers actionable investment ideas in a fun and entertaining way, and I think we’ve succeeded in doing that. We hold people accountable too which I truly believe is a critical component to this show’s staying power and credibility. I’m also a big proponent of teachable moments when it comes to investing and trading, and I know we’ve made an effort to enhance what we do by helping people understand why certain decisions are made by the group of experts we bring on.

TVNewser: What is one episode of Halftime Report that really stands out to you?

Wapner: Well certainly the day in 2013 when Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman brawled live on the show will always be a standout.  Beyond the spectacle of it, that moment helped define what we wanted to be – THE place for “real money, real debate” where the biggest and  most trusted investors could routinely appear to discuss the markets.

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