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
Paper: It's time to extend ethical standards to Indigenous microbiome research Nicholas Gerbis May 20, 2022
Agency removes cap on endangered wolf population Nicholas Gerbis May 16, 2022
UN drought report: Serious action needed to avoid bleak future Nicholas Gerbis May 12, 2022
Modern H1N1 flu might descend from 1918 pandemic Nicholas Gerbis May 12, 2022
New rabies variant found in New Mexico Nicholas Gerbis May 11, 2022
New clues as to when and why hooved mammals began to migrate Nicholas Gerbis May 9, 2022
Star study shines new light on old stars, black holes Nicholas Gerbis May 9, 2022
New clue in search for Parkinson's disease treatments Nicholas Gerbis May 5, 2022
Moral injury drains the medical community and further imperils post-COVID-19 recovery Nicholas Gerbis May 5, 2022
African countries unite to expand space industry Nicholas Gerbis April 25, 2022
Vaccination rates in kindergarteners dropped last year Nicholas Gerbis April 21, 2022
Vaccine kept children out of hospitals during omicron Nicholas Gerbis April 20, 2022
C. diff can spread silently outside of hospitals Nicholas Gerbis April 18, 2022
Study: Climate change will harm most cactus species Nicholas Gerbis April 15, 2022
Study: How Colombia can balance conservation and development Nicholas Gerbis April 14, 2022
Many who take at-home COVID-19 tests misunderstand FDA instructions Nicholas Gerbis April 9, 2022
Climate report says we have tools to cap warming but lack political will Nicholas Gerbis April 9, 2022
Study clarifies sex differences in faces with 3D scans Nicholas Gerbis April 11, 2022
Antibiotic-free meat? Don't be so sure Nicholas Gerbis April 7, 2022
Climate study: Rising risk of wildfires, extreme rain overlapping dangerously by mid-century Nicholas Gerbis April 1, 2022
Hubble spies most ancient star ever seen Nicholas Gerbis March 31, 2022
Report: Phoenix ranks high in health benefits from shift to electric vehicles, clean energy Nicholas Gerbis March 30, 2022
Lean people may face similar or worse risks of fatty liver disease Nicholas Gerbis March 28, 2022
Mountain permafrost could melt faster than arctic ice Nicholas Gerbis March 28, 2022
Study finds promising tool for predicting dementia risk in Mexican Americans Nicholas Gerbis March 24, 2022