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
Amateur Astronomer Detects Zombie Satellite NASA Thought Was Dead Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 8, 2018
Scientists Sue EPA Over Who Can Serve On Advisory Boards Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 26, 2018
Honeybee Research Hints At How Microbes Spread Antibiotic Resistance Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 16, 2018
Experts Offer Non-Opioid Options For Managing Chronic Pain Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 5, 2018
Winds Of Climate Change: How Global Warming Could Alter The Wind Power Landscape Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 2, 2018
UA, Barrow Researchers Explain ALS Key Protein Breakdown Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 28, 2017
NASA, FAA Partner To Upgrade Air Traffic Control Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2017
Artificial Light Pollution On The Rise Globally, LEDs Might Be Making It Worse Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 27, 2017
Arizona Fireball Visible Across 6 States Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 15, 2017
25 Years Later, Global Scientists Issue Second Warning To Humanity Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 15, 2017
Waiting For Perfect Self-Driving Cars Could Cost Lives Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 13, 2017
Gila River Indian Community to Restore River Habitat Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 13, 2017
Saguaro Genome Shows Why Many Cactus Species Are Hard To Classify Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 6, 2017
UA Researchers Seek More Targeted Path to Fighting Pain Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 2, 2017
UA Scientists Study Dog Minds To Better Understand Our Own Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 2, 2017
Why U.S. Wildfires Are Bigger, Hotter And More Frequent Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 20, 2017
NASA: Spike In Atmospheric CO2 Related To El Nino Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 13, 2017
Chuckwallas Moved Out Of South Mountain Freeway Path Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 10, 2017
Embry-Riddle Scientists, Students Contribute to Nobel-Winning Research Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 9, 2017
Not Planning For Climate Change Could Cost Billions In Infrastructure Repairs Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 18, 2017
Third-Generation Glassblower Blends Art And Science Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 14, 2017
FDA Antimicrobial Ban Leaves Many Products Unchanged Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 4, 2017
Study Shows Kids Of DACA Parents Have Better Mental Health Outcomes Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 31, 2017
Years-Long Darkness Doomed Survivors Of Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 26, 2017
Rare Whole Genome Duplication Gave Rise To Arizona Bark Scorpion Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 23, 2017