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
UA, Raytheon Call For Investment In Hypersonic Research Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 25, 2020
Federal Court Settlement: EPA Must Fulfill Clean Air Act Duties Regarding AZ Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 24, 2020
Mars Lander Reveals Seismic Activity, Magnetized Crust Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 24, 2020
Verde River Watershed Graded C+ On Report Card Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 24, 2020
ASU Mini-Satellite To Launch From ISS Wednesday Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 18, 2020
‘Space Peanut’ Helps Explain How Planets Formed Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 14, 2020
I Heart Pluto Festival To Commemorate 90th Anniversary of Pluto Discovery Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 14, 2020
Ransomware Cost AZ Health Care Millions Since 2016 Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 17, 2020
Untold Arizona: Arizona Earthquakes Reveal A State On Shaky Ground Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 19, 2020
USFWS Proposes Removing Humpback Chub From Endangered List Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 9, 2020
Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Could Mean More Than One Group Populated Prehistoric Americas Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 10, 2020
Freestanding Emergency Departments Might Drive Up Medical Costs Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 10, 2020
What We Know – And Don’t Know – About The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 31, 2020
Four Corners Drought Intensified By Climate Change Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 30, 2020
Study Shows Acoustic Communication Evolved Independently In Land Vertebrate Groups Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 3, 2020
Bill To Outlaw Nonconsensual Pelvic Exams Passes Health Committee Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 23, 2020
Scientists Explain How Stress Can Turn Hair Gray Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 22, 2020
ASU Report: Climate Restoration Will Net Trillions Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 21, 2020
How Grasshoppers Can Stay Upside Down So Long Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 21, 2020
Fewer Than Half Of CA Pharmacies Give Correct Info On Drug Disposal Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 6, 2020
Dark Skies Favor Quadrantid Meteor Shower Viewing Friday Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 2, 2020
First Flu Encounter Has Big Effect On Later Flu Resistance Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2019
Why Do Rainy Days Make Allergies Worse? Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2019
Officials Ask Public To Give Bald Eagles Room To Breathe — And Breed Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2019
Research: Diet Might Outweigh Exercise As Obesity Cause Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 25, 2019