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
Moderna Includes AZ In Expanded Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Nicholas Gerbis July 28, 2020
ASU To Launch Cameras Aboard New Mars Rover, Emirates Orbiter Nicholas Gerbis July 27, 2020
COVID-19 Study Offers Early Hope For Safe Breastfeeding Nicholas Gerbis July 27, 2020
Autopsies Show Coronavirus Can Infect Middle Ear Nicholas Gerbis July 23, 2020
ASU Student Lab Creates 2 Cheap, Portable PPE Cleaners Nicholas Gerbis July 20, 2020
Some Coronavirus Patients Find Recovery A Long, Punishing Climb Nicholas Gerbis July 17, 2020
Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office Entering Surge Capacity; Coolers Ordered Jill Ryan, Nicholas Gerbis July 16, 2020
TGen Partners With Company To Make More Virus Tests Nicholas Gerbis July 7, 2020
Which Materials Make The Best Homemade Masks? Nicholas Gerbis July 6, 2020
Birx Underlines Need For More COVID Testing In AZ Nicholas Gerbis July 1, 2020
This Mysterious New Illness Threatens Kids Who Recover From COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis June 30, 2020
COVID-19 Cases In Arizona Accelerating Nicholas Gerbis June 17, 2020
T-Mobile Says It's Working To Fix Widespread Network Issues Nicholas Gerbis
Associated Press
June 15, 2020
CDC Report Shows Widespread Support For Social Distancing Nicholas Gerbis June 15, 2020
Reinventing Medical Residencies During COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis June 15, 2020
Mars Orbiter Turned Upside Down To Study Phobos Nicholas Gerbis June 10, 2020
Study: Vote-By-Mail Doesn't Favor Either Party Nicholas Gerbis June 9, 2020
Grappling With Homelessness In The Time Of Coronavirus Nicholas Gerbis June 11, 2020
AZ Rep. Kelly Townsend's Anti-Mask Claim Lacks Proof Nicholas Gerbis June 8, 2020
How Reliable Are Forehead Thermometers? Nicholas Gerbis June 2, 2020
Monumental Find Pushes Back Date Of Earliest Maya Construction Nicholas Gerbis June 3, 2020
Quest Diagnostics To Offer Workforce-Level Testing Services Nicholas Gerbis May 28, 2020
Q&AZ: Are AZ Bats Disease Reservoirs? Nicholas Gerbis May 21, 2020
Long-Lasting Disinfectants Could Offer Further Defense Against Coronaviruses Nicholas Gerbis May 20, 2020
Doctor Recovers From Near-Fatal Bout With COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis May 15, 2020