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
CDC says long COVID-19 rates are dropping Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 10, 2023
UA lands $4M NIH grant to improve firefighters' sleep Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 10, 2023
IBM researchers easily trick ChatGPT into hacking Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 9, 2023
New study looks for links between heat, miscarriages Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 9, 2023
Measles cropping up in more adults Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 3, 2023
New Webb telescope images reveal ancient galaxies, unique red giant star Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 3, 2023
Ban on most incandescent light bulbs begins Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 2, 2023
Organoids add fresh dimensions to cell, tissue and organ research Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 7, 2023
Barrow lands $10M ARPA grant to study COVID cognitive symptoms Nicholas Gerbis July 28, 2023
A hot summer for ransomware: Attacks double since last June Nicholas Gerbis July 27, 2023
Cigna used algorithm to illegally deny claims, suit alleges Nicholas Gerbis July 27, 2023
As Phoenix responders chase drownings, WHO says 2 actions could save 770k lives Nicholas Gerbis July 26, 2023
Health department takes over funeral licensing, regulation Nicholas Gerbis July 24, 2023
New molecular atlas reveals cell 'neighborhoods' Nicholas Gerbis July 22, 2023
CDC: Marijuana sends more kids to emergency room Nicholas Gerbis July 14, 2023
Chromium on Mercury hints at planet’s offbeat chemistry Nicholas Gerbis July 13, 2023
COVID-19 delayed AZ hantavirus investigation for months Nicholas Gerbis July 12, 2023
Q&AZ: Is it safe to bake cookies inside your car? Nicholas Gerbis July 10, 2023
Squash bug babies race against the clock to find critical bacterium Nicholas Gerbis July 10, 2023
UA lands $2M NIH grant to buy MRI for brain research Nicholas Gerbis July 6, 2023
A decade after FDA approved a cure, thousands still die from hepatitis C Nicholas Gerbis July 3, 2023
Invasive New Zealand mudsnail reaches Tonto Creek Nicholas Gerbis June 29, 2023
ASU expands work with Jane Goodall Institute Nicholas Gerbis June 29, 2023
Experts pool resources to improve skin cancer diagnostics Nicholas Gerbis June 26, 2023
Researcher spies invisible aurora in NASA satellite data Nicholas Gerbis June 23, 2023