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 Receives $1.5M To Fight Science Cyberthreats Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 25, 2019
Wildlife Rescue Sees Record Year Despite Weak Monsoon Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 25, 2019
Daily Commutes Might Worsen Exposure To Heat Waves Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 23, 2019
Time-Of-Use Rates Place Undue Burden On Some Vulnerable Groups Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 23, 2019
ASU Leader Tapped To Head National Science Foundation Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 19, 2019
NASA/UA Choose OSIRIS-Rex Sample Site Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 12, 2019
Greenland Ice Melt Matches Worst IPCC Predictions Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 16, 2019
Smartphones And Social Media: Boon Or Bane For The Brain? Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 10, 2019
Amid Rising Flu Activity, Banner Health Issues Visitor Restrictions Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 2, 2019
Rare Plants Are Surprisingly Common – And Threatened Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 27, 2019
ASU Editorial: Experts Must Consider Biodiversity In Combating Climate Change Effects Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 27, 2019
Q&AZ: Where Did The Copper State Get Its Copper? Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 22, 2019
How Arizona's Universities Rank In R&D Spending Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 25, 2019
Gel Measures Radiation Exposure During Treatment Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 15, 2019
First Full Geologic Map Of Titan Reveals Moon Of Varied Landscapes Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 18, 2019
Study: Arizona Military Base Will Be Hardest Hit By Climate Change Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 11, 2019
ASU Students Launch NASA-Funded CubeSat To Study Urban Heat Island Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 11, 2019
Rare Mutation In Alzheimer’s Disease Gene Could Inform Future Therapies Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 8, 2019
Global Scientist Coalition Delivers Climate Warning Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 5, 2019
Study Finds Certain Ants Excel At Avoiding Traffic Jams Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 4, 2019
Kitt Peak Instrument To Study Dark Energy In Final Tests Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 4, 2019
Q&AZ: What Is Serious Mental Illness? Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 29, 2019
UA Scientist Finds 'Dark' Galaxy Lurking In Early Universe Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 28, 2019
Banner UMC Tucson Earns Top Stroke Center Certification Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 28, 2019
Decade-Long Global Project To Sequence Plant Genes Bears Fruit Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 24, 2019