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
Arizona Study Links HPV, Cancer To Vaginal Microbes Nicholas Gerbis June 11, 2018
For Kids In Cars, Shade Offers Little Protection From Lethal Heat Nicholas Gerbis June 5, 2018
Scientists Discover Methane Dunes On Pluto Nicholas Gerbis June 4, 2018
Seven Arizona Small Businesses Receive NASA Funding Nicholas Gerbis June 4, 2018
Forensic Science Education At ASU: A Peek Behind The Police Tape Nicholas Gerbis May 31, 2018
FBI Urges Router Reboot To Guard Against Malware Attack Nicholas Gerbis May 29, 2018
Tempe Partners With ASU To Detect Drugs In Wastewater Nicholas Gerbis May 23, 2018
Mars 2020 Rover Mission To Include Scout Helicopter Nicholas Gerbis May 15, 2018
UCLA Scientists Transfer Memories Between Sea Slugs Nicholas Gerbis May 14, 2018
Genetic Study Shows Why Some Tan, Some Burn Nicholas Gerbis May 8, 2018
Researchers Turn To Gene Drive To Fight Invasive Fruit Fly Nicholas Gerbis April 24, 2018
Tucson Garden Offers Rare Chance To See Corpse Flower Bloom Nicholas Gerbis April 18, 2018
UA Study Examines How Brain Rewires Itself To Cope With Rare Dementia Nicholas Gerbis April 16, 2018
Finding An Alien World Half A Mile Beneath Canadian Ice Nicholas Gerbis April 16, 2018
SRP Teams Turn To ASU Robots To Maintain Canal System Nicholas Gerbis April 11, 2018
Study: Southwest Wildfires Boost Stream Flows Nicholas Gerbis April 10, 2018
For Fungus-Infected Frogs, It’s Change or Die Nicholas Gerbis April 2, 2018
Orbital ATK To Expand Its Chandler Footprint Nicholas Gerbis March 23, 2018
Experimental Spray Helps Teacher Recover From Flesh-Eating Bacteria Nicholas Gerbis March 23, 2018
Chandler-Based Orbital ATK Division To Build New Heavy Rocket Nicholas Gerbis March 8, 2018
ASU Scientist: Sinking Ground Will Worsen Rising Seas In Bay Area Nicholas Gerbis March 7, 2018
Amateur Astronomer Accidentally Photographs Previously Unseen Supernova Event Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 28, 2018
UA Study: Toxic, Liquefied Tissues Can Damage Brain For Months After Stroke Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 26, 2018
Study Traces Citrus Family Tree To Foot Of The Himalayas Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 19, 2018
Untold Arizona: Tracing Arizona’s Turquoise Legacy Through Time Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 9, 2018