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
Phoenix Libraries Offer Eclipse-Viewing Glasses For Kids Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 17, 2017
Scientists Use Tobacco Plant As Cheap Zika Vaccine Factory Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 10, 2017
U.S. Streams Like Santa Cruz River See High Endocrine Pollutant Concentrations During Low-Flow Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 7, 2017
First Human Embryos Edited In U.S. By Scientists Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 2, 2017
Researchers Use Diamond Vise To Crack Mantle Mystery Nicholas Gerbis July 31, 2017
U.S. Department Of Defense Brain Study Seeks To Boost Learning In Soldiers Nicholas Gerbis July 27, 2017
Study Shows More Intense Monsoon Storms on the Horizon Nicholas Gerbis July 24, 2017
Understanding How Microbursts Are Formed Nicholas Gerbis July 18, 2017
How Phoenix-Area Radio Signals Can Bounce All The Way To Kansas Nicholas Gerbis July 10, 2017
Take Headaches Seriously Nicholas Gerbis July 2, 2017
Arizona Vole Removed From Endangered Species List Nicholas Gerbis June 27, 2017
Frye Fire Has Close Encounter With Mt. Graham Telescopes Nicholas Gerbis June 24, 2017
Air Conditioners Heat Up Metro Phoenix Nights Nicholas Gerbis June 19, 2017
Doctor-Hackers Raise Awareness Of Medical Device Vulnerabilities Nicholas Gerbis June 12, 2017
ASU Experts Weigh The Risks Of Innovation Nicholas Gerbis June 8, 2017
Desert Tortoise Genome Reveals Genetic Keys To Surviving Harsh Conditions, Threats Nicholas Gerbis May 31, 2017
NASA’s Psyche Mission Will Launch A Year Early, Arrive At Target Four Years Sooner Nicholas Gerbis May 25, 2017
As Stockpiles Dwindle, Freon Prices Rise Nicholas Gerbis May 22, 2017
Pinal Fire Presents Opportunity Nicholas Gerbis May 18, 2017
Go Behind The Scenes At Palo Verde Generating Station's Nuclear Refueling Nicholas Gerbis May 17, 2017
Shadow-Piercing NASA Camera Rides To Moon Aboard Korean Craft Nicholas Gerbis May 15, 2017
Arizona Game And Fish Installs Artificial Fish Habitat In Roosevelt Lake Nicholas Gerbis April 27, 2017
Hohokam Farm Found On Site of Future Phoenix Fry's Nicholas Gerbis April 10, 2017
Arizona Science And Engineering Fair Seeks Judges Nicholas Gerbis April 6, 2017
Private Sector Space Flying High In Phoenix Nicholas Gerbis April 5, 2017