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.
|As Western US Forest Fires Expand, Plenty Of Blame To Go Around||Nicholas Gerbis||Oct. 17, 2016|
|ASU Researcher: Satellite Radar Links Wastewater Pumping To Earthquakes||Nicholas Gerbis||Oct. 10, 2016|
|2016 Monsoon Brought Patchwork Precipitation To Arizona||Nicholas Gerbis||Oct. 5, 2016|
|ASU Thermal Camera Will Guide Europa Mission’s Search For Water, Life||Nicholas Gerbis||Oct. 3, 2016|
|ASU Taps Veterans To Archive For US's Largest Digital Archaeology Database||Nicholas Gerbis||Sept. 26, 2016|
|Record-Breaking Lightning Flashes Help Change Definition Of Lightning Events||Nicholas Gerbis||Sept. 21, 2016|
|ASU Lab Tracking Cyber Threats On Deep Web, Dark Web||Nicholas Gerbis||Sept. 19, 2016|
|13,000-Foot Mountain On Dwarf Planet Ceres May Be An Ice Volcano||Nicholas Gerbis||Sept. 2, 2016|