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
Study Finds Certain Ants Excel At Avoiding Traffic Jams Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 4, 2019
Kitt Peak Instrument To Study Dark Energy In Final Tests Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 4, 2019
Q&AZ: What Is Serious Mental Illness? Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 29, 2019
UA Scientist Finds 'Dark' Galaxy Lurking In Early Universe Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 28, 2019
Banner UMC Tucson Earns Top Stroke Center Certification Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 28, 2019
Decade-Long Global Project To Sequence Plant Genes Bears Fruit Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 24, 2019
UA Studying Near-Infrared Light On Aging Brains Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 21, 2019
UA Abuzz With Arizona Insect Festival This Sunday Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 18, 2019
UA Astronomer Uses Fellowship To Study Supermassive Black Holes Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 21, 2019
University Of Arizona Approved To Open State’s First Public Veterinary College Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 17, 2019
Fountain Hills To Build $18M Dark Sky Discovery Center Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 17, 2019
Tropical Fungus Might Have Reached Pacific Northwest Via Ballast Tanks, Tsunami Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 14, 2019
Mars' Salty Lakes Reveal Ancient Drying Out Period Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 14, 2019
Head And Neck Melanomas In Young Adults Rose 50% In One Decade Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 10, 2019
Study: Why ‘Metal World’ Psyche Is Only Half As Dense As Expected Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 7, 2019
Bald Eagle Numbers Dip In Arizona Despite More Breeding Area Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 7, 2019
Lowell Observatory Opens New Public Telescope Plaza Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 3, 2019
Moisture Variability Extremes Could Threaten Southwest Forests Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 2, 2019
Study: Climate Change Already ‘Too Much’ For Many Mojave Desert Birds Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 30, 2019
U.N. Climate Report Warns Of Current, Future Changes To Oceans And Frozen Areas Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 30, 2019
USFWS Considers Changing Endangered Status Of Gila Topminnow Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 23, 2019
UA Study Suggests Some ‘Jumping Genes’ Not Sufficiently Locked Down Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 23, 2019
ASU Biodesign Gets $4.7M To Improve X-Ray Laser Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 23, 2019
Scientists Discover New Species Of Ancient Flying Reptile Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 16, 2019
Topography Can Soften Climate Impacts On Saguaros Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 13, 2019