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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Obamacare plan customers should brace for sticker shock when the administration posts insurers' preliminary rate requests for 2017 this week.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs and Dan Mangan, CNBC Business News, discuss the potential big price hikes in Obamacare plans for 2017 and what it could mean for consumers.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the correction in the Nasdaq Composite Index.
The Obama administration is finally giving employers rules for wellness programs that won’t violate privacy and discrimination regulations.
The Futures Now team discusses the target on the 10-year ahead of an auction, with Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial founder, and Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy president.