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
Blackout during Phoenix heat wave could kill thousands Nicholas Gerbis May 26, 2023
Researchers use AI to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria Nicholas Gerbis May 26, 2023
Rebar is out, fiber is in: Valley Metro finishes light rail slabs for latest extension Nicholas Gerbis May 25, 2023
Survey: People split on whether to trust AIs in medicine Nicholas Gerbis May 24, 2023
Paper prescribes mindfulness for scientists facing burnout Nicholas Gerbis May 22, 2023
WHO recommends new targets for COVID-19 boosters Nicholas Gerbis May 18, 2023
Gout drug might reduce risks of 3 prevalent neurodegenerative diseases Nicholas Gerbis May 17, 2023
Restrictions loosened on blood donations by men who have sex with men Nicholas Gerbis May 17, 2023
Restrictions and emerging contaminants add to challenges of Arizona water treatment Nicholas Gerbis May 18, 2023
AZ, NM receive $23M from Forest Service to maintain great outdoors Nicholas Gerbis May 15, 2023
More comprehensive human genome marks diversity milestone Nicholas Gerbis May 11, 2023
Arizonans to begin receiving TurboTax settlement checks next week Nicholas Gerbis May 11, 2023
What to expect when COVID-19 emergency declarations end May 11 Nicholas Gerbis May 10, 2023
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