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
In Study, Driverless Cars Improve Traffic Safety Through Cooperation Nicholas Gerbis May 22, 2019
ASU Developing DOD-Backed Pollen IED Sourcing Nicholas Gerbis May 17, 2019
UA Study Could Aid Early Dementia Detection Nicholas Gerbis May 20, 2019
Grand Canyon Fossil Footprints Reveal Early Animals Nicholas Gerbis May 20, 2019
Scientists Publish First Findings From Ultima Thule Flyby Nicholas Gerbis May 16, 2019
NASA Awards Additional Funding To 3 AZ Small Businesses Nicholas Gerbis May 18, 2019
Bezos’ Blue Origin Plans To Carry ASU Payloads To Moon Nicholas Gerbis May 10, 2019
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Plans Tucson Memory Center Nicholas Gerbis May 10, 2019
Skin Cancer Surgeons Who Receive Personal Feedback Improve Practices Nicholas Gerbis May 9, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Don’t We See More Baby Saguaros? Nicholas Gerbis May 7, 2019
Major Biodiversity Report Sounds Dire Warning Of Species Declines And Extinctions Nicholas Gerbis May 7, 2019
Tiny T. Rex Cousin In New Mexico Fills In Fossil Gaps Nicholas Gerbis May 6, 2019
Asteroid Sample Helps Settle Which Theories Hold Water Nicholas Gerbis May 6, 2019
Exoplanet Habitability: It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts? Nicholas Gerbis May 3, 2019
UA Scientists Use Ancient Urine To Trace Herding Patterns Nicholas Gerbis April 29, 2019
Scientists Present Roadmap To Return More Land To Wild Conditions Nicholas Gerbis April 29, 2019
NASA Announces First Detection Of A ‘Marsquake’ Nicholas Gerbis April 26, 2019
Who Touched It First? Most People Say ‘I Did’ Nicholas Gerbis April 24, 2019
Q&AZ: Solving Arizona's Palm-Pine Puzzle Nicholas Gerbis April 22, 2019
Researchers Find 2 Million Previously Unknown Tiny Earthquakes In Southern California Nicholas Gerbis April 21, 2019
Biodiversity Roadmap Calls For Conserving Ecosystems To Save The World Nicholas Gerbis April 19, 2019
Partial Revival Of Dead Pig Brains Raises Ethical Questions Nicholas Gerbis April 18, 2019
ASU Expert: Too Soon To Call Remains New Homo Species Nicholas Gerbis April 15, 2019
Valley Libraries Offer Citizen Science Equipment, Activities Nicholas Gerbis April 12, 2019
NASA Twin Study Offers Hope For Lengthier Spaceflights Nicholas Gerbis April 11, 2019