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
Mexico’s biggest university inks contract with key open-access publisher Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 29, 2022
Climate change could make rare heatwaves commonplace Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 28, 2022
Pinal County reports 1st child flu death in AZ this season Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 24, 2022
Arizona to host $12.5M CDC vaccine effectiveness center Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 21, 2022
ASU group proposes sustainable jet fuel from plants Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 21, 2022
Debate continues over age of ancient footprints Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 17, 2022
Lung cancer report highlights lack of awareness, screening in Arizona Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 16, 2022
NASA’s Artemis I launches, carrying ASU hydrogen instrument moonward Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 16, 2022
EVERY LAST DROP: Is drought in the Southwest the new normal? Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 14, 2022
Evidence behind sustainable food technologies lacking Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 9, 2022
Beaver dams may help offset water contamination under climate change Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 8, 2022
Half of dentists say patients arrive at appointments high Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 8, 2022
‘No limit to how bad things could get’ in next COVID spike Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 4, 2022
Laser attacks can blind some self-driving cars Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 7, 2022
Pandemic likely set heart disease progress back years Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 3, 2022
Scientists: Ivermectin still doesn’t work on COVID Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 31, 2022
First clear evidence of Yosemite Valley’s age Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 28, 2022
Report: Earth’s vital signs signal a ‘code red’ Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 27, 2022
Asteroid sample suggests more complex early solar system chemistry Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 27, 2022
AZ Wildlife Federation op-ed spotlights threatened water protections Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 21, 2022
Study finds 1.3M Americans ration insulin Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 20, 2022
Health access survey finds ‘2 Arizonas’ Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 24, 2022
Western wildfires drive stronger storms in central U.S. Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 19, 2022
More than half of U.S. bird species in decline Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 14, 2022
Long wait times, short funds imperil endangered species Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 17, 2022