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
COVID hospitalizations are up among older adults Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 7, 2023
Medicaid disenrollment could affect 650,000 in Arizona. Here's how to keep your coverage Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 13, 2023
Conservationists ask Mexico to protect threatened firefly Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 4, 2023
Congress to begin meeting with AI tech leaders Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 4, 2023
Mesolithic child burial hints at cultural attitudes at the end of the ice age Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 31, 2023
Health data breach hits 110K Pima County residents Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 31, 2023
AI art is not eligible for copyright, new court ruling affirms Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 30, 2023
1 in 3 men have genital HPV; 1 in 5 have cancer-linked type Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 17, 2023
Publishers sued pandemic digital archive — and won Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 17, 2023
Study finds microplastics in heart tissues Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 16, 2023
ASU-led Psyche mission will test ‘space broadband’ Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 16, 2023
Leafcutter bees 'shop for' healthy mold on plants, UA study says Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 14, 2023
Experts: NIH squandered $1B in long COVID-19 funds over 2.5 years Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 11, 2023
CDC says long COVID-19 rates are dropping Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 10, 2023
UA lands $4M NIH grant to improve firefighters' sleep Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 10, 2023
IBM researchers easily trick ChatGPT into hacking Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 9, 2023
New study looks for links between heat, miscarriages Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 9, 2023
Measles cropping up in more adults Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 3, 2023
New Webb telescope images reveal ancient galaxies, unique red giant star Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 3, 2023
Ban on most incandescent light bulbs begins Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 2, 2023
Organoids add fresh dimensions to cell, tissue and organ research Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 7, 2023
Barrow lands $10M ARPA grant to study COVID cognitive symptoms Nicholas Gerbis July 28, 2023
A hot summer for ransomware: Attacks double since last June Nicholas Gerbis July 27, 2023
Cigna used algorithm to illegally deny claims, suit alleges Nicholas Gerbis July 27, 2023
As Phoenix responders chase drownings, WHO says 2 actions could save 770k lives Nicholas Gerbis July 26, 2023