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
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
Infant infections may double risk of adult early death from respiratory disease Nicholas Gerbis March 10, 2023
Health officials warn of rising fentanyl doses in cocaine, other drugs Nicholas Gerbis March 9, 2023
People can’t tell AI-generated profiles from human ones Nicholas Gerbis March 13, 2023
Valley fever cases ride high for second year Nicholas Gerbis March 8, 2023
In a first, scientist observe time and place of shark births Nicholas Gerbis March 3, 2023
Longer-lasting lightning more likely to cause fires as planet warms Nicholas Gerbis March 3, 2023
Energy Department loans $375M to lithium recycling company with AZ ties Nicholas Gerbis March 6, 2023
Colorectal cancer progress slowing as cases skew younger Nicholas Gerbis March 1, 2023
Mexican gray wolf wild population tops 200 Nicholas Gerbis March 1, 2023
Visitors might skew results of wastewater virus testing in tourist destinations Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 24, 2023
Scientists use Turing system to solve mystery of fingerprint formation Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 24, 2023
Probing what calcium deposits reveal about breast cancer Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 27, 2023