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
Taking cues from COVID-19, experts call for modernized syphilis screening Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 28, 2022
As treatment improves, long COVID answers remain elusive Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 28, 2022
ASU announces new School of Ocean Futures Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 26, 2022
Study: Planting trees won’t save planet from climate change Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 26, 2022
For health care worker exhaustion, prognosis still grim Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 22, 2022
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff hosts viewings as Jupiter swings closest since 1951 Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 21, 2022
Lack of key rules for concealed carry permits tied to greater gun violence Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 21, 2022
Experts say it’s time to think beyond battling wildfires — and find a way to live with them Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 21, 2022
Anti-trans rhetoric harms young people, drives up hate crimes Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 19, 2022
Regulators need more data, more consistent standards on cannabis contaminants Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 19, 2022
AZ scientists, telescopes prep for asteroid deflection test Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 16, 2022
Experts call for scaling up wastewater monitoring for disease detection Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 9, 2022
Pre-COVID-19 psychological distress can increase long COVID-19 risks Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 12, 2022
Bees likely find flowers using patterns, not just colors Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 12, 2022
Extreme heat, cold may drive up online hate speech Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 7, 2022
University of Arizona gets $11 million grant for solar storage research Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 5, 2022
Mars Perseverance tool makes as much O2 as a modest tree Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 2, 2022
Ransomware attacks grow smarter, costlier to fight Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 2, 2022
Corning to open fiber cable plant in Gilbert Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 31, 2022
How lean bodies, good lab results can mask liver disease Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 29, 2022
Peoria institutes sustainability plan Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 25, 2022
Americans vastly underestimate support for climate action Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 24, 2022
Experts sound alarm on youth mental health crisis Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 24, 2022
Propane-based AC might slow global warming Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 18, 2022
Researchers unite in call for sustainable food systems Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 18, 2022