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
Public health websites add to low COVID antiviral drug use Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 22, 2023
ADOT braces for blizzard-like conditions in northern AZ Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 20, 2023
When did surveillance become a business model — and what would it take to rein it in? Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 20, 2023
AZ scientist discovers new species of ancient turtle Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 21, 2023
ASU has finished building a 'tabletop' particle accelerator Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 10, 2023
UA space’s economic impact equals one Super Bowl per year Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 8, 2023
ASU’s ShadowCam reaches moon, begins shakedown cruise Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 6, 2023
Mixed results for Banner's Valley fever training Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 3, 2023
NIH review praises emergency use vaccines in COVID response Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 2, 2023
Experts: Shifting opioid landscape demands new approaches Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 1, 2023
Pediatric cancer care access in U.S. good overall, but not everywhere Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 27, 2023
Key clue to amphibian evolution found in Petrified Forest Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 27, 2023
Women gain ground in U.S. scientific academies Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 26, 2023
Students worldwide lost 1/3 of a year of learning during pandemic Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 30, 2023
Legal experts: Title 42 illegal, ineffective and dangerous Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 25, 2023
CDC: COVID-19 boosters offer added protection, even against newer subvariants Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 25, 2023
Global citizen science project finds alarming rate of light pollution growth Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 21, 2023
As maternity deserts expand, some experts endorse turning to midwives Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 23, 2023
Honeybees today live half as long as 50 years ago Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 23, 2023
Young adults' rise in anxiety, depression predates COVID Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 19, 2023
Chandler data center ordinance changes zoning code Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 18, 2023
ExxonMobil’s own models predicted global warming from fossil fuels Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 17, 2023
Laser ‘lightning rod’ could improve storm safety Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 16, 2023
Telehealth may lower barriers to treating behavioral problems in kids with developmental delays Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 16, 2023
Vision among seniors worse than expected Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 12, 2023