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
TGen, ASU And Riddell Team Up To Create New Concussion Test Nicholas Gerbis March 21, 2017
Phoenix Zoo Works To Save Endangered, Threatened Species Nicholas Gerbis March 20, 2017
Algal Toxin Kills Thousands Of Fish In Apache Lake Nicholas Gerbis March 6, 2017
Geometry Possibly Used In Mesa Verde Sun Temple Construction Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 27, 2017
Judge Dismisses More Than 1,000 AID Lawsuits Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 17, 2017
Tiny Fish Makes A Big Splash In Arizona Medical Research Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 17, 2017
Biomarker Test Offers Hope For Early Detection Of Pancreatic Cancer Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 17, 2017
At Tempe Town Lake, It's Water Over The Dam Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 16, 2017
At Arizona's Kartchner Caverns, Science Supports Stewardship — And Vice Versa Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 2, 2017
Diabetes-Related Kidney Failure Among Native Americans Down 54 Percent Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 11, 2017
Dwarf Planet Ceres Up To 30 Percent Water Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 10, 2017
Amazon's Alexa Shines At CES 2017 Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 6, 2017
NASA Funds 2 Asteroid Missions With Arizona Ties Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 6, 2017
At Mars Site, NASA Scientists Used Obscure Baseball History To Cover Their Bases Nicholas Gerbis, Tracy Greer Jan. 4, 2017
ASU Completes Largest-Ever microRNA Study Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 28, 2016
Mesa Transportation Department Provides Bike Lights, Education To Riders Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 27, 2016
Arizona Study: Brains Of Young Adult Runners Differ From Those Of Healthy Peers Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2016
2 Tucson Police Officers Linked To Prostitution Ring Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2016
Chilean Yellowstone Bolsters Case For Life On Ancient Mars Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 21, 2016
Citizen Scientists Make Arizona Game And Fish Black-Footed Ferrets Project Possible Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 19, 2016
IBM’s Watson Computer Helps Barrow Identify New ALS Genes Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 15, 2016
TGen Brain Cancer Study Finds Surprising Benefit In Tumor Complexity Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 6, 2016
Arizona Researchers Say Genetic Changes Could Help Spot Alzheimer’s Disease Early Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 21, 2016
New Drug Targets Could Reduce Pain, Pancreatic Cancer Improve Outcomes Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 9, 2016
Haphazard Burials May Suggest Revenge, Blood Feud Among Sonoran Desert Cultures Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 2, 2016