Bertha Coombs

CNBC Reporter

Bertha Coombs is a general assignment reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets and business news stories throughout the business day programming. She is based at the network's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Her reporting at CNBC has ranged from coverage of the spying scandal on Hewlett-Packard's board and the criminal trial of former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi, and the BP oil spill. She also serves as a substitute anchor on business day programs, including CNBC's "Worldwide Exchange," which is broadcast live from Europe, Asia and the United States.

Before joining CNBC, Coombs was a freelance anchor and reporter at CNNfn, and served as a financial markets reporter with Yahoo Finance Vision, which had been an online TV network.

Prior, Coombs served as an ABC News reporter and anchor, covering news stories for "ABC News One," and serving as a substitute anchor for "World News Now" and "World News This Morning." During her tenure at ABC News, she covered leading news stories such as the Clinton impeachment trial, the Kosovo crisis and Hurricane Floyd, as well as anchored the network's first special report on John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane crash.

Coombs began her career in local general news. Her previous experience includes reporting and anchoring positions at WABC-TV in New York City, WPLG-TV in Miami and WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn.

She is a member and former board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Born in Havana, Cuba, she speaks fluent Spanish.

Coombs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Yale University. Following graduation, she was the recipient of a Leo Beranek Reporter Training Fellowship.

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  • $600: Buy an iPad or a Share of Apple? Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 12:04 PM ET
    The New iPad

    Right now, you can buy a share of Apple for about the same price as a 4G iPad. Which would you choose?

  • Gold Up, Oil Up     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the latest trading action from the NYMEX. Gold edges higher after hours on geopolitical fears, while oil surges ahead of the weekend on Iran, North Korea tensions.

  • Health Care Reform: Winners & Losers     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a look at which companies will benefit if President Obama's health care bill is overturned at the end of the month. Les Funtleyder, health care strategist, also weighs in.