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
Heat And Dust Storms Help Water Escape Mars Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 20, 2020
County Attorney Still Recovering; Staff Take On Duties Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 19, 2020
Kids' Sports Are Causing Coronavirus Superspreader Events Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 18, 2020
UA Receives $12M To Lead 2 NASA Astrobiology Projects Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 16, 2020
CDC: Many COVID-19 Patients Reenter Hospital Within 2 Months Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 16, 2020
More Than 100K Health Workers Have Contracted COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 12, 2020
Scientists Find Evidence Of Ancient Denisovans On Tibetan Plateau Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 9, 2020
Coronavirus Transmission Rate Same Now As In Spring Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 4, 2020
Navajo Nation Warns Of 'Uncontrolled' COVID-19 Spread Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 4, 2020
OSIRIS-REx Team Studies Leaked Particles Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 1, 2020
Navajo Nation Warns Of COVID-19 Community Spread Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 31, 2020
COVID-19 Cases In ICE Detention Centers Outpaced Rest Of U.S. Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 31, 2020
Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 30, 2020
Study Says Airplane Cleaning Products Kill COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 25, 2020
Study: Fears Of A Rare Side Effect Unfounded In Coronavirus Vaccines Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 24, 2020
Masks Could Save 130,000 U.S. Lives By End Of February Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 26, 2020
AZ COVID-19 Case Rates Approach Early Summer Levels Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 21, 2020
OSIRIS-REx Holds Bits Of Previously Visited Asteroid Nicholas Gerbis, Mark Brodie Oct. 20, 2020
Expert: American Pikas Are More Climate-Resilient Than Many Think Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 19, 2020
Climate Change Might Impact Sunbelt Cities Harder Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 19, 2020
Phoenix Re-Breaks Triple-Digit Heat Record Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 16, 2020
Phoenix Breaks Record For Triple-Digit-Temperature Days Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 15, 2020
AZ COVID-19 Cases Might Indicate Troubling Trend Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 15, 2020
Arizona Science Center CEO To Lead Major U.S. Science Museum Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 12, 2020
OSIRIS-REx Bennu Findings Good News For Oct. 20 Sample Retrieval Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 10, 2020