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
Donkey-Dug Desert Wells Benefit Many Species Nicholas Gerbis May 5, 2021
What Was Phoenix Like 50 Years Ago? Here's A Look Back Christina Estes, Nicholas Gerbis, Kathy Ritchie May 3, 2021
Expert Hopes Vaccine Options Will Lower COVID-19 Cases Nicholas Gerbis April 28, 2021
Blacks, Hispanics Unduly Affected By COVID-19-Worsening Conditions Nicholas Gerbis April 28, 2021
Arizona Fails To Pick Up Congressional Seat Nicholas Gerbis, Jill Ryan
Associated Press
April 26, 2021
Arizona Citizen Scientists Unearth New Dinosaur Species Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein, Nicholas Gerbis April 21, 2021
Arizona COVID-19 Numbers Steady But High Nicholas Gerbis April 16, 2021
More Than 37,000 Children Have Lost Parents Due To COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis April 5, 2021
Why COVID-19 Effects On Brain Occur — And Linger Nicholas Gerbis April 1, 2021
ASU Discovers New Arizona Coronavirus Variant Nicholas Gerbis April 1, 2021
At-Risk People Know Better, Still Flout COVID-19 Precautions Nicholas Gerbis March 31, 2021
Coronavirus Likely Circulated Quietly For Months Nicholas Gerbis March 24, 2021
Climate Change Plays Major Role In Western U.S. Butterfly Decline Nicholas Gerbis March 19, 2021
Study Finds Early Risk Factors For 'Long COVID' Nicholas Gerbis March 16, 2021
Study Explores Why COVID-19 Hits Some People Harder Nicholas Gerbis March 22, 2021
COVID-19 Lockdowns Linked To Rising, Dangerous Alcohol Use Nicholas Gerbis March 15, 2021
The Path To Boosting COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Is Riddled With Pitfalls. Here's Why Nicholas Gerbis March 10, 2021
AZ Needs More Testing To Track Disease, Variants Nicholas Gerbis March 3, 2021
Study: Vaccinating Older Americans Saves More Total Years Of Life Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 26, 2021
Study Finds Surprising Variety Of Potential Hosts For Future Coronaviruses Nicholas Gerbis March 1, 2021
Residents Near Luke Base Offered Bottled Water As Relief From Chemicals In Water Supply Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 23, 2021
Banner Health Eases Visitor Restrictions Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 19, 2021
COVID-19 Variant Case Rates Low But Steady In AZ Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 17, 2021
Pharmacies Poised To Play Bigger Role In Vaccinations Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 12, 2021
As Vaccine Attitudes Improve, Key Groups Still Hesitate Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 11, 2021