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
COVID-19 Adds To Mental Health Strain On Parents, Caregivers Nicholas Gerbis June 18, 2021
CDC Issues Broad Guidance For Treating Long COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis June 18, 2021
COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts Deepened By Societal Inequities Nicholas Gerbis June 21, 2021
Assisted-Living Sees Same 2020 Death Spike As Nursing Homes Nicholas Gerbis June 16, 2021
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine's Future Uncertain In AZ Nicholas Gerbis, Lauren Gilger June 10, 2021
CDC: mRNA Vaccines 91% Effective Among Vaccinated Nicholas Gerbis June 10, 2021
AZ Student Wins Major Award In Global Science Fair Nicholas Gerbis June 1, 2021
Study: Why Radiation Therapy Can Lose Potency In Cancer Patients Nicholas Gerbis June 1, 2021
21 Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets Born At Phoenix Zoo Nicholas Gerbis May 31, 2021
Phoenix Children's To Open Three-Story Glendale Hospital Nicholas Gerbis May 26, 2021
Rural Vaccinations Lag Nationally, But Not In AZ Nicholas Gerbis May 20, 2021
CDC: With Both Shots, mRNA Vaccines 94% Effective Nicholas Gerbis May 14, 2021
Scientists Call For More Research Into COVID-19 Origins Nicholas Gerbis May 17, 2021
Q&AZ: Are Microchips Too Thirsty For Drought-Stricken Arizona? Nicholas Gerbis May 19, 2021
Applications To Internal Medicine Programs Up During Pandemic Nicholas Gerbis May 10, 2021
Donkey-Dug Desert Wells Benefit Many Species Nicholas Gerbis May 5, 2021
What Was Phoenix Like 50 Years Ago? Here's A Look Back Christina Estes, Nicholas Gerbis, Kathy Ritchie May 3, 2021
Expert Hopes Vaccine Options Will Lower COVID-19 Cases Nicholas Gerbis April 28, 2021
Blacks, Hispanics Unduly Affected By COVID-19-Worsening Conditions Nicholas Gerbis April 28, 2021
Arizona Fails To Pick Up Congressional Seat Nicholas Gerbis, Jill Ryan
Associated Press
April 26, 2021
Arizona Citizen Scientists Unearth New Dinosaur Species Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein, Nicholas Gerbis April 21, 2021
Arizona COVID-19 Numbers Steady But High Nicholas Gerbis April 16, 2021
More Than 37,000 Children Have Lost Parents Due To COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis April 5, 2021
Why COVID-19 Effects On Brain Occur — And Linger Nicholas Gerbis April 1, 2021
ASU Discovers New Arizona Coronavirus Variant Nicholas Gerbis April 1, 2021