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
Groundwater pumping adds notable wobble to Earth’s spin Nicholas Gerbis June 21, 2023
Study highlights importance of socialization for healthier aging dogs Nicholas Gerbis June 19, 2023
ASU establishes $25M Hawaii collaboration to study, save coral reefs Nicholas Gerbis June 16, 2023
Female Mexican gray wolf released into wild in Arizona Nicholas Gerbis
Associated Press
June 15, 2023
Asteroid sample prompts reexamination of where Earth got its water Nicholas Gerbis June 14, 2023
Moral decline rampant? Your grandparents thought so, too Nicholas Gerbis June 12, 2023
NPS picks 16 companies to guide Grand Canyon river trips Nicholas Gerbis June 9, 2023
AI assistants miss chances to refer people to crisis hotlines, resources Nicholas Gerbis June 8, 2023
Psyche mission back on track following adjustments Nicholas Gerbis June 7, 2023
This mannequin sweats, and it's helping ASU researchers understand heat stress Nicholas Gerbis June 1, 2023
Study cites gaps in suicide reporting by prisons Nicholas Gerbis May 31, 2023
Steady rise in pre-pregnancy diabetes threatens health of mothers, infants Nicholas Gerbis May 31, 2023
Blackout during Phoenix heat wave could kill thousands Nicholas Gerbis May 26, 2023
Researchers use AI to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria Nicholas Gerbis May 26, 2023
Rebar is out, fiber is in: Valley Metro finishes light rail slabs for latest extension Nicholas Gerbis May 25, 2023
Survey: People split on whether to trust AIs in medicine Nicholas Gerbis May 24, 2023
Paper prescribes mindfulness for scientists facing burnout Nicholas Gerbis May 22, 2023
WHO recommends new targets for COVID-19 boosters Nicholas Gerbis May 18, 2023
Gout drug might reduce risks of 3 prevalent neurodegenerative diseases Nicholas Gerbis May 17, 2023
Restrictions loosened on blood donations by men who have sex with men Nicholas Gerbis May 17, 2023
Restrictions and emerging contaminants add to challenges of Arizona water treatment Nicholas Gerbis May 18, 2023
AZ, NM receive $23M from Forest Service to maintain great outdoors Nicholas Gerbis May 15, 2023
More comprehensive human genome marks diversity milestone Nicholas Gerbis May 11, 2023
Arizonans to begin receiving TurboTax settlement checks next week Nicholas Gerbis May 11, 2023
What to expect when COVID-19 emergency declarations end May 11 Nicholas Gerbis May 10, 2023