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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CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports that Tenet is exploring a possible sale of the company.
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CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports that Tenet Healthcare CEO Trevor Fetter is stepping down.
Floodwaters have taken a toll on health-care facilities in southeast Texas, and it could take weeks for some medical centers to recover.
State health insurance regulators expect that the fate of key health insurance subsidies will remain in limbo past key deadlines next month.
Mark Bertoloni's memo came to light hours after an exodus of CEOs from White House business councils spurred Trump to disband those groups.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini's statement about leaving the President's council.