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
Editor-In-Chief Of Science Journals Calls For College Vaccination Mandates Nicholas Gerbis July 23, 2021
Unchecked, COVID-19 Could Spawn Variant Current Vaccines Can't Stop Nicholas Gerbis July 22, 2021
CDC Confirms Monkeypox In U.S. Flight Passenger Nicholas Gerbis July 20, 2021
Major Journal Retracts Children's Face Mask Study Nicholas Gerbis July 19, 2021
Half Of U.K. COVID-19 Hospital Cases See Complications Nicholas Gerbis July 19, 2021
Factors Besides Age Can Slow Can Mental Processing Nicholas Gerbis July 19, 2021
Stigmatizing Language In Patient Records Can Do Harm Nicholas Gerbis July 15, 2021
Valley Fever Case Rates Still Increasing As Are Dust Storms Nicholas Gerbis July 14, 2021
Study Tracks Conditions In Kids With Severe COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis July 12, 2021
CDC: Vaccine Benefits Outweigh Heart Inflammation Risks Nicholas Gerbis July 9, 2021
National Cancer Report Card Shows Progress, Setbacks Nicholas Gerbis July 8, 2021
NBA Bubble Provided Petri Dish For Studying COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis July 7, 2021
Navajo Nation Lifts Some COVID-19 Restrictions On Reservation Nicholas Gerbis, Associated Press July 7, 2021
Orchestral Maneuvers Could Hold Secret To Lowering COVID-19 Risk Nicholas Gerbis July 5, 2021
CDC: Alarming Drop In Women's Cancers Screenings Nicholas Gerbis July 2, 2021
Large Epigenome Study Finds Hundreds Of Alzheimer's-Linked Sites Nicholas Gerbis July 1, 2021
Delta Variant In AZ Underlines Need For Caution Nicholas Gerbis June 30, 2021
Young Adults Most Reluctant To Get COVID-19 Vaccines Nicholas Gerbis June 28, 2021
Loss Of Smell Due To COVID-19 Might Return Within A Year Nicholas Gerbis June 24, 2021
COVID-19 Adds To Mental Health Strain On Parents, Caregivers Nicholas Gerbis June 18, 2021
CDC Issues Broad Guidance For Treating Long COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis June 18, 2021
COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts Deepened By Societal Inequities Nicholas Gerbis June 21, 2021
Assisted-Living Sees Same 2020 Death Spike As Nursing Homes Nicholas Gerbis June 16, 2021
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine's Future Uncertain In AZ Nicholas Gerbis, Lauren Gilger June 10, 2021
CDC: mRNA Vaccines 91% Effective Among Vaccinated Nicholas Gerbis June 10, 2021