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
Scientists may know how Earth got a 'pseudo-moon' Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 30, 2023
AZ scientists find rare example of menopause in chimps Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 30, 2023
Satellites reveal surprising growth patterns follow fires in far-northern forests Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 26, 2023
CDC warns of RSV immunization shortage Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 25, 2023
Airbnb uses AI to crack down on Halloween parties Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 25, 2023
Maya reservoirs could inform future water management Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 9, 2023
Desert Botanical Garden team finds ancient agave in modern Southwest Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 10, 2023
Lou Gehrig's disease strikes 5,000 new people each year. Barrow just got $16.7M to help fight back Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 5, 2023
NASA extends New Horizons mission through end of decade Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 5, 2023
A prescription for better AI in medicine Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 10, 2023
Just 5 high air pollution days can raise stroke risks Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 29, 2023
Scientists seek clues to water past, future in Grand Canyon stalagmite Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 2, 2023
Expert: Return to normal against 3 viruses 'not going to go well' Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 29, 2023
First cowboys in Americas were likely enslaved Africans Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 28, 2023
As math scores lag, experts discuss roles of AI and talent retention Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 27, 2023
'Life’s cookbook' might hold more recipes than once thought Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 25, 2023
RNA extracted from extinct Tasmanian tiger Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 25, 2023
Navajo Nation among tribes getting $40M to clean up wells Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 22, 2023
Remote work may cut employee greenhouse emissions by half Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 21, 2023
Experts: Medical AI needs more experts with technical, health fluency Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 20, 2023
USAID virus monitoring program gets canceled Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 15, 2023
UA cancer team targets cancer’s iron ‘addiction’ for potential treatment Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 16, 2023
Flagstaff announces prescribed burns within city limits Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 14, 2023
River health worsening, in line with climate change predictions Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 14, 2023
SRP invests $2.6M in 36 state university projects Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 14, 2023