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
Beaver dams may help offset water contamination under climate change Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 8, 2022
Half of dentists say patients arrive at appointments high Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 8, 2022
‘No limit to how bad things could get’ in next COVID spike Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 4, 2022
Laser attacks can blind some self-driving cars Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 7, 2022
Pandemic likely set heart disease progress back years Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 3, 2022
Scientists: Ivermectin still doesn’t work on COVID Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 31, 2022
First clear evidence of Yosemite Valley’s age Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 28, 2022
Report: Earth’s vital signs signal a ‘code red’ Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 27, 2022
Asteroid sample suggests more complex early solar system chemistry Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 27, 2022
AZ Wildlife Federation op-ed spotlights threatened water protections Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 21, 2022
Study finds 1.3M Americans ration insulin Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 20, 2022
Health access survey finds ‘2 Arizonas’ Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 24, 2022
Western wildfires drive stronger storms in central U.S. Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 19, 2022
More than half of U.S. bird species in decline Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 14, 2022
Long wait times, short funds imperil endangered species Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 17, 2022
Study suggests source for Salton Sea’s decline Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 17, 2022
CDC, FDA recommend updated mRNA boosters for kids Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 12, 2022
Study shows early Mars was favorable to microbial life Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 10, 2022
Study raises concerns about FDA evidence and transparency Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 6, 2022
$200K EPA study will test air, water at Cocopah Head Start facility Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 6, 2022
Suicide rate worsening among American Indian, Alaska Native populations Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 6, 2022
Pahrump poolfish: Are they too naïve to live? Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 3, 2022
Bitcoin mining creates a bigger carbon footprint than cattle, research shows Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 3, 2022
Scientists use Biosphere 2 to ‘sniff out’ drought-stressed rainforest Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 3, 2022
NASA DART test hit its asteroid target — but that’s just the beginning Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 30, 2022

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