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
Students worldwide lost 1/3 of a year of learning during pandemic Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 30, 2023
Legal experts: Title 42 illegal, ineffective and dangerous Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 25, 2023
CDC: COVID-19 boosters offer added protection, even against newer subvariants Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 25, 2023
Global citizen science project finds alarming rate of light pollution growth Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 21, 2023
As maternity deserts expand, some experts endorse turning to midwives Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 23, 2023
Honeybees today live half as long as 50 years ago Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 23, 2023
Young adults' rise in anxiety, depression predates COVID Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 19, 2023
Chandler data center ordinance changes zoning code Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 18, 2023
ExxonMobil’s own models predicted global warming from fossil fuels Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 17, 2023
Laser ‘lightning rod’ could improve storm safety Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 16, 2023
Telehealth may lower barriers to treating behavioral problems in kids with developmental delays Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 16, 2023
Vision among seniors worse than expected Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 12, 2023
American Cancer Society reports 65% drop in cervical cancer since HPV vaccine Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 12, 2023
Disruptive research may be slowing down Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 9, 2023
CES: Qualcomm, Iridium reveal global, satellite-based texting for smartphones Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 6, 2023
Op-ed calls Biden biodefense plan ‘necessary but not sufficient’ Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 5, 2023
Hospital ransomware attacks have doubled since 2016 Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 9, 2023
Oldest New World tools uncovered along Idaho river Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 5, 2023
CDC-funded study forecasts steep rise in youth diabetes Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 4, 2023
CDC and WHO sound global measles warning Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 22, 2022
Expect high COVID-19 vaccine costs when federal support ends Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 22, 2022
USDA grants $5M each to two AZ sustainable food efforts Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 21, 2022
Research preprints skip peer reviews to get new info out faster. But are they reliable? Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2022
Study casts doubt on benefits of exercise on aging brains Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 19, 2022
Long COVID-19 death toll reached 3,500 in first 30 months of the pandemic Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 15, 2022