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
Researchers Identify Seeds From Which Alzheimer’s Grows Nicholas Gerbis July 17, 2018
Research Reveals How Certain Sounds Makes Some People Dizzy Nicholas Gerbis July 16, 2018
Study Reveals Unusual Adaptation In Gila Monster Hatchlings Nicholas Gerbis July 10, 2018
UA Study: Mexican Wolves Did Not Interbreed With Dogs Nicholas Gerbis July 9, 2018
Scientists Spot Newborn Planet For First Time Nicholas Gerbis July 7, 2018
Scientists Identify The Brain’s Pitch Area, Essential For Language Nicholas Gerbis July 2, 2018
ASU Study Raises Concerns Over San Andreas Fault Nicholas Gerbis June 25, 2018
Arizona Man Sentenced For Cyberattacks On City Services Nicholas Gerbis June 19, 2018
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