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
Study: AZ Stem Cell Businesses Fragmented, Unregulated Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 6, 2019
Study Predicts Near Extinction Of Joshua Trees Nicholas Gerbis July 25, 2019
ASU Receives $39M To Develop WMD Exposure Detector Nicholas Gerbis July 29, 2019
Study Explains Past Megadroughts, Says Global Warming Could Drive Future Ones Nicholas Gerbis July 24, 2019
Groundwater Study Calls Deeper Wells Unsustainable Nicholas Gerbis July 22, 2019
UA College Of Medicine – Tucson Appoints New Dean Nicholas Gerbis July 19, 2019
Apollo 11 In AZ: How The State Helped Blaze A Trail To The Moon Nicholas Gerbis July 18, 2019
Arizona Monsoon Activity Off To Late Start Nicholas Gerbis July 12, 2019
Study Credits CA Vaccination Rate Uptick To Policy Shifts Nicholas Gerbis July 2, 2019
Study: Some Meds From Mexico Don't Meet Standards Nicholas Gerbis July 8, 2019
UA Gets $1.78M CDC Grant To Study Safer Mining Fuels Nicholas Gerbis July 1, 2019
Q&AZ: Where Did All The Green Caterpillars Come From? Nicholas Gerbis July 1, 2019
Pinal To Combat Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Using Endangered Fish Nicholas Gerbis June 21, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Do Tools Rust In Dry Arizona? Nicholas Gerbis June 24, 2019
ASU Study: Termites Use Smart Searches To Find Mates Nicholas Gerbis June 24, 2019
UA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Sets New Orbital Record Nicholas Gerbis June 17, 2019
Study Warns Of Death Toll Under Hotter Global Warming Scenarios Nicholas Gerbis June 17, 2019
Saturn's Rings, Moons Raise Questions About Solar System Nicholas Gerbis June 17, 2019
UA Receives $1.5M Grant To Expand Intelligence Degree Program Nicholas Gerbis June 12, 2019
ASU Researchers Find Earliest Known Site Of Intensive Toolmaking Nicholas Gerbis June 7, 2019
ASU Team Maps Key Photosynthesis Supercomplex Nicholas Gerbis June 7, 2019
4 Rare Pygmy-Owls Successfully Hatch Nicholas Gerbis June 7, 2019
More Visitors Plus Less Funding Could Equal A Troubled Future For State Parks Nicholas Gerbis June 3, 2019
Q&AZ: Where Do Lesser Nighthawks Spend The Winter? Nicholas Gerbis June 3, 2019
Lowell Anniversary Marks 125 Years With Celebration Nicholas Gerbis May 31, 2019