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
Infant infections may double risk of adult early death from respiratory disease Nicholas Gerbis March 10, 2023
Health officials warn of rising fentanyl doses in cocaine, other drugs Nicholas Gerbis March 9, 2023
People can’t tell AI-generated profiles from human ones Nicholas Gerbis March 13, 2023
Valley fever cases ride high for second year Nicholas Gerbis March 8, 2023
In a first, scientist observe time and place of shark births Nicholas Gerbis March 3, 2023
Longer-lasting lightning more likely to cause fires as planet warms Nicholas Gerbis March 3, 2023
Energy Department loans $375M to lithium recycling company with AZ ties Nicholas Gerbis March 6, 2023
Colorectal cancer progress slowing as cases skew younger Nicholas Gerbis March 1, 2023
Mexican gray wolf wild population tops 200 Nicholas Gerbis March 1, 2023
Visitors might skew results of wastewater virus testing in tourist destinations Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 24, 2023
Scientists use Turing system to solve mystery of fingerprint formation Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 24, 2023
Probing what calcium deposits reveal about breast cancer Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 27, 2023
Public health websites add to low COVID antiviral drug use Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 22, 2023
ADOT braces for blizzard-like conditions in northern AZ Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 20, 2023
When did surveillance become a business model — and what would it take to rein it in? Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 20, 2023
AZ scientist discovers new species of ancient turtle Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 21, 2023
ASU has finished building a 'tabletop' particle accelerator Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 10, 2023
UA space’s economic impact equals one Super Bowl per year Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 8, 2023
ASU’s ShadowCam reaches moon, begins shakedown cruise Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 6, 2023
Mixed results for Banner's Valley fever training Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 3, 2023
NIH review praises emergency use vaccines in COVID response Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 2, 2023
Experts: Shifting opioid landscape demands new approaches Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 1, 2023
Pediatric cancer care access in U.S. good overall, but not everywhere Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 27, 2023
Key clue to amphibian evolution found in Petrified Forest Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 27, 2023
Women gain ground in U.S. scientific academies Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 26, 2023