Nicholas Gerbis

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Senior Field Correspondent - Science

Nicholas Gerbis joined KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk in 2016. A longtime science, health and technology journalist and editor, his extensive background in related nonprofit and science communications inform his reporting on Earth and space sciences, neuroscience and behavioral health, and bioscience/biotechnology.

Apart from travel and three years in Delaware spent earning his master’s degree in physical geography (climatology), Gerbis has spent most of his life in Arizona. He also holds a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University’s Cronkite School and a bachelor’s degree in geography (climatology/meteorology), also from ASU.

Gerbis briefly “retired in reverse” and moved from Arizona to Wisconsin, where he taught science history and science-fiction film courses at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is glad to be back in the Valley and enjoys contributing to KJZZ’s Untold Arizona series.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gerbis focused almost solely on coronavirus-related stories and analysis. In addition to reporting on the course of the disease and related research, he delved into deeper questions, such as the impact of shutdowns on science and medicine, the roots of vaccine reluctance and the policies that exacerbated the virus’s impact, particularly on vulnerable populations.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
$9M for Indigenous-led Tribal Data Repository at ASU Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 7, 2023
'First light' for ASU-led Psyche mission Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 6, 2023
An astronomical waltz reveals a sextuplet of planets Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 4, 2023
In insects, which came first: the stinger or the venom? Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 1, 2023
UA scientists find life ingredient phosphorus in galaxy's outskirts Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 1, 2023
Study: Wildfires may overwhelm air quality gains in West Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 4, 2023
Crypto mining guzzles a truckload of water per transaction Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 4, 2023
UA team spots Chinese rocket booster, raises questions Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 24, 2023
Arizona doctors among boycott of journal Nutrients Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 27, 2023
New glue could make plastic bottles easier to recycle Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 20, 2023
It’s raining sand (on a distant fluffy exoplanet) Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 17, 2023
Threat to health from climate change worsening, says global report Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 16, 2023
Major studies suggest delayed cord clamping could save preemie lives Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 16, 2023
UN group says human activities fuel 25% of dust storms Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 15, 2023
White House funds Altar Valley watershed improvements Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 15, 2023
Study: Heat-related heart disease deaths could triple Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 13, 2023
Vaping, teen tobacco use down nationally — but not in AZ Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 10, 2023
Bird society to rename all birds named after people Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 10, 2023
Arizona heading into peak Valley fever season Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 10, 2023
Gilbert rolls out Arizona's first electric fire truck Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 9, 2023
Vaccines rates lag as holidays approach Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 13, 2023
Syphilis cases in babies up tenfold in 10 years Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 8, 2023
CDC: Increase tuberculosis testing, treatment Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 6, 2023
Flu cases on the rise across Arizona Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 3, 2023
CDC updates hepatitis C guidelines to include some young children Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 2, 2023