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
Hazy regulatory status lets consumer cannabis claims far outpace research findings Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 13, 2021
Omicron COVID-19 variant reaches Arizona Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 8, 2021
Study looks back over 20,000 years to find what drives monster storm systems Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 2, 2021
Asteroids like Itokawa might help solve mystery of Earth's water source Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 2, 2021
Study supports cardiovascular safety of Pfizer vaccine older seniors Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 28, 2021
CDC: One-eighth of unpaid caregivers experiencing cognitive decline Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 27, 2021
Doctor says monoclonal antibodies underutilized Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 26, 2021
Depression odds for many more than doubled in pandemic Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 25, 2021
Transparent face masks could aid communication, especially among people with hearing loss Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 25, 2021
Life around undersea vents turns typical energy cycle on its head Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 25, 2021
Renewed calls for vaccinations, boosters as AZ enters winter COVID-19 surge Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 23, 2021
Study finds large gaps in gun law awareness Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 19, 2021
Webb telescope will use UA sensor to observe first galaxies Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 22, 2021
In study, cancer patients respond very well to COVID-19 vaccine Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 18, 2021
Mental health hotline calls rose during COVID-19 surges Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 18, 2021
New death data for Indian/Alaska Native population paints grim picture Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 15, 2021
Earth's 'pseudo-moon' might be a chip off the real one Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 15, 2021
Gilbert-built Landsat 9 satellite sends first images Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 12, 2021
Sepsis deaths highest among seniors and increase with age Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 10, 2021
Experts still know surprisingly little about obesity’s origins Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 16, 2021
Study: Best evidence yet HPV vaccines prevent cancer Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 8, 2021
TGen finds direct evidence of person transmitting coronavirus to pet Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 8, 2021
Study: mRNA vaccines less effective in people with suppressed immunity Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 4, 2021
Arizona leads the U.S. in the rate of surging COVID-19 cases Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 3, 2021
Some trees 'record' earthquakes by growing faster Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 1, 2021