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
After decades of setbacks, an RSV vaccine Nicholas Gerbis May 8, 2023
Language gaps linked to treatment discrimination Nicholas Gerbis May 4, 2023
Flexible robots more resilience, efficiency than their stiff competition Nicholas Gerbis April 28, 2023
Northern Lights visible in Arizona skies Nicholas Gerbis April 26, 2023
ASU ranks 10th, UA 29th in global patent list Nicholas Gerbis April 26, 2023
‘Crustivoltaics’ could restore vital ecosystems, benefit solar farms Nicholas Gerbis April 21, 2023
Formerly detained youths had 23 times as many firearm deaths Nicholas Gerbis April 21, 2023
Despite skin cancer prevalence, screening studies lag behind Nicholas Gerbis April 20, 2023
USDA invests $1.9M to bring energy to 100 rural Arizona homes Nicholas Gerbis April 17, 2023
Pilot project will monitor AZ wastewater for signs of C. auris Nicholas Gerbis April 12, 2023
Bats in human-disturbed ecosystems more likely to carry coronaviruses Nicholas Gerbis April 7, 2023
WHO: 1 in 6 adults worldwide experience infertility Nicholas Gerbis April 7, 2023
Here's why you shouldn't let ducks and other birds nest near your house Nicholas Gerbis April 10, 2023
Study strengthens link between air pollution and dementia Nicholas Gerbis April 10, 2023
San Juan Southern Paiute lands up for ratification again Nicholas Gerbis April 5, 2023
Despite restrictions, 5 ozone-depleting chemicals reach record levels Nicholas Gerbis April 3, 2023
Horses interacted with U.S. Indigenous cultures far earlier than history teaches Nicholas Gerbis March 31, 2023
AZ researchers work to solve mysteries of ‘brightest of all time’ gamma burst Nicholas Gerbis March 30, 2023
Test strips can detect drugs laced with animal sedative Nicholas Gerbis March 29, 2023
Heavier drinking raises odds of using firearm to die by suicide Nicholas Gerbis March 29, 2023
Eating disorders affect all kinds of people. Here's why many still struggle to get treatment Nicholas Gerbis March 29, 2023
IRS updates virtual assets question on tax forms Nicholas Gerbis March 24, 2023
What to do when winds scatter baby birds to the ground Nicholas Gerbis March 23, 2023
C. auris fungal infections reported in 3 counties Nicholas Gerbis March 23, 2023
Mountain lion spotted in Tuzigoot National Monument Nicholas Gerbis March 22, 2023

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