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
Drop In Heart Attack Rates Worries Doctors Nicholas Gerbis May 14, 2020
Studies Don't Show Blood Pressure Drugs Up Virus Risk Nicholas Gerbis May 13, 2020
COVID-19 Monitoring Turns Up Unusually Large Mutation Nicholas Gerbis May 11, 2020
TGen, HonorHealth Partner On Coronavirus Treatment Nicholas Gerbis May 5, 2020
Experts Warn Reopening Arizona Might Be A Long Road Nicholas Gerbis May 1, 2020
TGen Seeks Volunteers Who Have Recovered From COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis April 27, 2020
Study Finds Key Nasal Cells Vulnerable To Coronavirus Nicholas Gerbis April 27, 2020
Lack Of COVID-19 Testing Raises Concerns Of Symptomless Spread Nicholas Gerbis April 23, 2020
ASU Network Connects Health Providers To Volunteers Making Protective Gear Nicholas Gerbis April 17, 2020
AZ Researchers Unite To Crack Coronavirus Nicholas Gerbis April 17, 2020
Chandler Company Switches Gears To Supply Ventilator-Related Drugs Nicholas Gerbis April 9, 2020
TGen, NAU And UA Form COVID-19 Research Union Nicholas Gerbis April 8, 2020
AZ Study Links Brain Injuries To Endocrine Disorders in Youths Nicholas Gerbis April 8, 2020
'Pink' Supermoon Rises Tuesday Nicholas Gerbis April 6, 2020
CDC Releases 1st Report On COVID-19, Underlying Health Conditions Nicholas Gerbis April 3, 2020
Study Firms Up Tree Ring Timeline, Offers New Lead On Ancient Eruption Nicholas Gerbis April 6, 2020
Ancient Ancestors Had Slow-Growing But Apelike Brains Nicholas Gerbis April 1, 2020
Piper Trust Grants ASU $2M To Bolster Coronavirus Preparedness Nicholas Gerbis April 1, 2020
UA Scientists Manufacturing Coronavirus Test Kits Nicholas Gerbis March 25, 2020
What To Do If A Household Member Must Work Outside The Home Nicholas Gerbis March 25, 2020
Plants, Animals Share Similar Relationships To Climate Niches Nicholas Gerbis March 23, 2020
Banner Health Offers Drive-Through Coronavirus Tests Nicholas Gerbis March 23, 2020
In Narwhal Mating,Tusk Size Matters Nicholas Gerbis March 23, 2020
Mexican Wolf Numbers Jump 24% From Last Year Nicholas Gerbis March 23, 2020
Mercury’s Chaotic Terrain Hints At Volatile Past, Potential For Habitability Nicholas Gerbis March 19, 2020