Bertha Coombs is a general assignment reporter for CNBC, covering business and financial news stories throughout the Business Day. Coombs is based at the network's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Before joining CNBC, Coombs was a freelance anchor and reporter at CNNfn., and served as a financial markets reporter with Yahoo! Finance Vision.
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, Coombs covered leading news stories such as the Clinton Impeachment case, 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' previous experience also includes co-anchor of WABC-TV's Eyewitness News This Morning in New York, general assignment reporter for WPLG-TV in Miami, and anchor and reporter for WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn.
Coombs is a member and former board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She also served as a tutor with the Brainstorm organization, a student-mentoring program based in Harlem.
Coombs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Yale University. Following her graduation, she was the recipient of a Leo Beranek Reporter Training Fellowship.