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Bertha Coombs

Bertha Coombs
CNBC Reporter

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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  • Nemo's Aftermath: The Big Cleanup Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:13 AM ET
    Nemo's Aftermath: The Big Cleanup

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on cleanup efforts after winter storm Nemo dumped record and near record amounts of snow in New England and the New York metro area.

  • Texas Instruments Quarterly Earnings Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Texas Instruments Quarterly Earnings

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on Texas Instruments' Q4 and Q1 earnings data. Earnings were 36 cents a share vs. expectations of 34 cents/share. The company's outlook, however, was a disappointment.

  • Three Things to Watch in This Market Now: Darst Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:40 PM ET
    Three Things to Watch in This Market Now: Darst

    General Electric and Morgan Stanley among the day's big winners. CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the details on today's earnings. And, David Darst, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; and Joshua Brown, Fusion Analytics, discuss what's in store for next week's markets.