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
Peoria institutes sustainability plan Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 25, 2022
Americans vastly underestimate support for climate action Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 24, 2022
Experts sound alarm on youth mental health crisis Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 24, 2022
Propane-based AC might slow global warming Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 18, 2022
Researchers unite in call for sustainable food systems Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 18, 2022
56% of infected don't know they have COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 17, 2022
Microchip tapped to build next-gen spaceflight processor Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 17, 2022
At last, good news about PFAS 'forever chemicals' removal Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 18, 2022
Final prelaunch underway for NASA Artemis I mission Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 15, 2022
Further evidence shows mRNA vaccines safe during pregnancy Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 16, 2022
People with COVID-19 seek more medical help, even 6 months after infection Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 13, 2022
Phoenix program offers free gardens, training, maintenance Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 10, 2022
National Academies calls for fuller EPA research into sunscreen ingredients Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 10, 2022
How summers — and COVID-19 — rob Arizonans of vital sleep Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 12, 2022
CHIPS Act funds will flow into AZ; China remains ahead Steve Goldstein, Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 9, 2022
Raytheon nails down $96 million Navy missile contract Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 5, 2022
Climate hazards worsen 58% of infectious diseases Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 8, 2022
Experts: Don't just fight fires — fortify communities Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 8, 2022
Machine restores cell function in pig 1 hour after death Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 4, 2022
5 litters of endangered black-footed ferrets born at Phoenix Zoo Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 3, 2022
Heat may raise risks of heart attacks for some meds users Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 3, 2022
More supported harassing health officials as pandemic wore on, research shows Nicholas Gerbis July 30, 2022
Proposed system could predict flash droughts by weeks or months Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 1, 2022
Extreme heat worsens mental health conditions Nicholas Gerbis July 28, 2022
Key Alzheimer’s research may stem from faked data Nicholas Gerbis July 25, 2022