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 reveals, deepens mental, physical and educational crises among young people Nicholas Gerbis March 23, 2022
COVID vaccination coverage higher in urban U.S. counties — except in AZ Nicholas Gerbis March 15, 2022
UA to help lead HelioSwarm mission to study solar wind Nicholas Gerbis March 18, 2022
Study links 'stand your ground' laws to uptick in homicides, but not everywhere Nicholas Gerbis March 14, 2022
CDC omicron study shows need for vaccines, boosters in minors Nicholas Gerbis March 7, 2022
Study reveals how El Nino responds to external forcing factors Nicholas Gerbis March 5, 2022
CDC finds high household transmission of omicron Nicholas Gerbis March 3, 2022
Extreme heat increases mental health visits to ERs Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 28, 2022
UN report: Intense wildfires will rise 50% by century's end Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 23, 2022
Brains might stay speedy into our 60s Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 22, 2022
UA nets $7.5M to track lunar satellite traffic Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 21, 2022
Study finds alarming lead poisoning rates in eagles Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 17, 2022
Cultural programs help Hispanic adults get colonoscopies Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 14, 2022
COVID-19 becoming endemic doesn't mean it's over Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 14, 2022
Tiny fallopian camera could detect ovarian cancer earlier Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 7, 2022
Researchers make cheap, portable nanosensor for disease detection Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 7, 2022
Experts confirm world-record lightning events Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 2, 2022
Microbe study finds a possible cause of ulcerative colitis Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 31, 2022
Cell-level atlas maps out brain's blood vessels Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 28, 2022
Study offers new evidence to explain giant gap in geological record Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 27, 2022
Expert shares lessons from 2 years of COVID variants in AZ Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 26, 2022
NASA will carry ASU hydrogen detector to lunar orbit Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 24, 2022
Cloning could improve prospects for endangered ferrets Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 24, 2022
Michael J. Fox Foundation grants ASU $5.2M for research Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 20, 2022
Expert questions safety of hospitals allowing staff with COVID to work Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 19, 2022