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
UK Variant In AZ Calls For More Precautions, Vaccinations Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 10, 2021
UAE Mars Mission Reaches Mars With ASU/NAU Instrument Aboard Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 9, 2021
Pandemic Boosts ER Visits For Mental Health, Child Abuse Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 8, 2021
CDC Study: Low COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among Nursing Home Staff Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 8, 2021
Global COVID-19 Study: Contact Tracing Saves Lives Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 1, 2021
Study: Old Colds Could Affect Body's COVID-19 Response Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 28, 2021
Many Wonder When They'll Be Able To Get Vaccine Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 27, 2021
Vaccines, Fatigue Driving COVID-19 Carelessness Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 20, 2021
Wuhan Study: 75% Of COVID-19 Patients Have Symptoms 6 Months Later Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 15, 2021
AZ Tops Study Of COVID-19 Pediatric Hospitalization Rates Nicholas Gerbis, Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2021
Rate Of Positive COVID-19 Tests Tops 40% In State Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 13, 2021
Leaders: AZ Will Face Triage Conditions Within 'Days Or Weeks' Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 13, 2021
Holes In Health Safety Net Leave U.S., AZ Vulnerable To Pandemics Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 11, 2021
ASU Developing Scratch-N-Sniff COVID-19 Test Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 11, 2021
More Contagious UK Coronavirus Variant Might Be In AZ Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 6, 2021
CDC: COVID-19 Has Contributed To Record Overdose Deaths Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 28, 2020
Concern Over Vaccine Freezer Space Might Be Overblown Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 24, 2020
ASU Team Wins $500K XPRIZE For COVID-19 Mask Design Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 23, 2020
As COVID-19 Hospital Crunch Worsens, Banner Morgues Surpass Capacity Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 18, 2020
AZ Leads Nation In Rate Of Coronavirus Spread Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 16, 2020
ASU Team Makes Finals In NASA Moon Probe Competition Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 14, 2020
Airflow Study Outlines Safest Way To Rideshare During Pandemic Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 11, 2020
Arizona Passes Troubling COVID-19 Benchmarks Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 10, 2020
Expert: Disease Avoidance Instincts No Match For COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 14, 2020
AZ Scientists Will Soon Analyze JAXA Asteroid Sample Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 9, 2020