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
Common Tick Spreads RMSF Across Arizona, Mexico Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 5, 2018
AZ Fossils Fill Gap In Evolution Of Mammal Childbirth Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 4, 2018
Study Warns Against Taking Endangered Wolf North Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 4, 2018
Auditory Illusions Offer Insights Into Music, Evolution And The Brain Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 30, 2018
Study: Twitter Bots, Russian Trolls Fuel Anti-Vaccination Conflict Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 23, 2018
CDC Report Card Finds Breastfeeding Rates Still Fall Short Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 20, 2018
Water Ice Detected On Shadowy Surfaces Of Moon's Polar Craters Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 17, 2018
Tree Rings Narrow Window Of Ancient Eruption Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 15, 2018
Research Reveals Climate-Driven Bird Collapse In Mojave Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 9, 2018
Giant Strainer Seeks To Clean Up Oceanic Garbage Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 7, 2018
Researchers Use Google Glass To Help Children With Autism Socialize Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 6, 2018
Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 2, 2018
Pregnant Pythons Can Tap Muscle As Internal Water Source Nicholas Gerbis July 30, 2018
Arizona Likely To Overprescribe Opioids For Ankle Sprains Nicholas Gerbis July 26, 2018
Lake Discovered Below Martian Ice Nicholas Gerbis July 25, 2018
Wildfires Can Overwhelm Air Quality Efforts In Northwestern U.S. Nicholas Gerbis July 23, 2018
Extreme Heat Can Reduce Mental Performance Of College Students Nicholas Gerbis July 18, 2018
Researchers Identify Seeds From Which Alzheimer’s Grows Nicholas Gerbis July 17, 2018
Research Reveals How Certain Sounds Makes Some People Dizzy Nicholas Gerbis July 16, 2018
Study Reveals Unusual Adaptation In Gila Monster Hatchlings Nicholas Gerbis July 10, 2018
UA Study: Mexican Wolves Did Not Interbreed With Dogs Nicholas Gerbis July 9, 2018
Scientists Spot Newborn Planet For First Time Nicholas Gerbis July 7, 2018
Scientists Identify The Brain’s Pitch Area, Essential For Language Nicholas Gerbis July 2, 2018
ASU Study Raises Concerns Over San Andreas Fault Nicholas Gerbis June 25, 2018
Arizona Man Sentenced For Cyberattacks On City Services Nicholas Gerbis June 19, 2018