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
Banner Reports Ivermectin Poisonings, Hospitalizations Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 16, 2021
SMCC Professor Becomes 1st Black Woman To Pilot A Mission To Space Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 15, 2021
Climate Effects Of Wildfire Clouds Remains Hazy Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 16, 2021
Senior Patients Face A Greater Risks Of Dementia And Cognitive Problems After Surgery Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 15, 2021
SMCC Professor Will Become 4th Black Woman In Space Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 13, 2021
Study: 3 Lung Cancer Subtypes Can Arise Naturally In Nonsmokers Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 13, 2021
Nursing Homes Underreported Early Impact Of COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 13, 2021
Mu COVID-19 Variant Now Present in Arizona Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 8, 2021
New Global Atlas Monitors Coral Reefs In Unprecedented Detail Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 8, 2021
CDC: Gaps In Non-COVID-19 Vaccinations Worsened By Pandemic Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 6, 2021
Joint Editorial In Health Journals: Climate Can't Wait For Pandemic Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 6, 2021
Rates Of Kids, Teens In ERs For COVID-19 Surge Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 3, 2021
Arizona Sports Concussion Program Reaches 1M Students Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 2, 2021
Arizona 2nd In U.S. For Charcuterie Salmonella Cases Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 26, 2021
U.S. Task Force Lowers Diabetes Screening Age Amid Surging Cases Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 27, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Waning, But Reasons Remain Unclear Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 25, 2021
Cell Changes Due To Age Could Explain COVID-19 Severity Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 23, 2021
When Bennu Has Best Chance Of Striking Earth Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 19, 2021
Banner ICUs Now As Full As During Last Summer's COVID-19 Surge Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 18, 2021
CDC Report: Vaccine Benefits Far Outweigh Side-Effect Risks Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 13, 2021
Dignity Health To Require COVID Vaccine For Employees Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 13, 2021
Study Stumbles But Raises Awareness About Long COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 16, 2021
TGen RNA Study Finds Early Signs of Parkinson's Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 9, 2021
Valleywise Health Adds 2nd COVID-19 Unit Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 5, 2021
Study Adds Support For Pfizer Vaccine In Kids 12 And Older Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 5, 2021