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
ASU sensor will help NASA's Lucy mission solve solar system riddle Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 18, 2021
Expert panel dives deep into COVID-19’s murky origins Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 15, 2021
For $50,000, you can take balloon ride to stratosphere Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 8, 2021
Census privacy protections may obscure important redistricting data Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 7, 2021
33 years of rapid urban growth has tripled hazardous heat impact Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 4, 2021
Experts still can't agree on the origins of COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 4, 2021
This $60M project will study why brains age differently Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 1, 2021
NASA And USGS Launch Gilbert-Built Landsat 9 Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 29, 2021
CDC: Safety Of 2nd And 3rd COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Similar Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 29, 2021
CDC Report On AZ Counties Shows Value Of Masks In Schools Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 24, 2021
How Tree Rings Can Help Authenticate Stradivarius Violins Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 27, 2021
UA Lands $2.8M NSF Award To Study Earth's Deep Subsurface Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 27, 2021
Birds Like It When Humans Are On COVID-19 Lockdown Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 23, 2021
Why Some Nursing Homes Have More Vaccinated Staff Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 20, 2021
CDC Says Moderna Vaccines Protect Better Against Hospitalization Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 17, 2021
TGen Is Studying Long COVID-19 In Youths Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 20, 2021
Banner Reports Ivermectin Poisonings, Hospitalizations Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 16, 2021
SMCC Professor Becomes 1st Black Woman To Pilot A Mission To Space Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 15, 2021
Climate Effects Of Wildfire Clouds Remains Hazy Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 16, 2021
Senior Patients Face A Greater Risks Of Dementia And Cognitive Problems After Surgery Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 15, 2021
SMCC Professor Will Become 4th Black Woman In Space Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 13, 2021
Study: 3 Lung Cancer Subtypes Can Arise Naturally In Nonsmokers Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 13, 2021
Nursing Homes Underreported Early Impact Of COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 13, 2021
Mu COVID-19 Variant Now Present in Arizona Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 8, 2021
New Global Atlas Monitors Coral Reefs In Unprecedented Detail Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 8, 2021

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