Bertha Coombs is a reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets, business news stories and health care throughout the business day. She is based at the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square.
Her health care coverage at CNBC has ranged from covering the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the failed launch of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, to how cancer researchers are using IBM's Watson to improve cancer care, and how doctors are using mobile technology to treat patients in their own homes. She also covered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the impact of the financial crisis of 2008, and reported on the oil markets from the floor of the New York Mercantile exchange.
Before joining CNBC, Coombs was a reporter and anchor for the pioneering online business network, Yahoo Finance Vision, and served as a freelance reporter for the former CNNfn financial network. Prior, she served as a reporter for ABC News One, and a substitute anchor for "World News Now" and "World News This Morning."
She began her career in general news, with previous reporting and anchoring positions at WABC-TV in New York, WPLG-TV in Miami and WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut.
Coombs is a graduate of Yale University and was awarded the Leo Beranek Reporter Training Fellowship at WCVB-TV in Boston. Born in Havana, Cuba, she speaks fluent Spanish.
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The "Futures Now' team discusses the U.S. dollar, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the latest on insurer Aetna's cutback plan which will slash the number of states they offer 2017 Obamacare coverage for to just 4, down from 15.
At the NYMEX, CNBC's Bertha Coombs looks at early moves in energy and metals.
Aetna says it will offer individual Affordable Care Act exchange plans in just four states, down from 15 this year, to reduce its losses.
First time all three markets closed at record highs since December 1999. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Bertha Coombs discuss the details. Stephanie Link, TIAA Global Asset Management; "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly; and David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors, weigh in.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs looks at early moves in energy markets.
The Justice Department files suits to block two megadeals in the health insurance industry, saying they would harm competition across the country.