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
Research Ties Urban Flu Patterns To Population Density, Climate Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 4, 2018
Scientists Put Forward Candidate For First Known Exomoon Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 3, 2018
Experts Push Limits Of Science, Tech To Find Life On Exoplanets Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 1, 2018
2017 Hurricanes Were Strengthened By Warm Ocean, Climate Change Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 27, 2018
Researchers Use Gallium As Trojan Horse Against Bacteria Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 26, 2018
CDC: Impact Of Alzheimer’s Disease Will Double By 2060 Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 20, 2018
Liver Transplant System Disadvantages Children Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 19, 2018
NASA Orion Capsule Passes Final Parachute System Test Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 17, 2018
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