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
AZ COVID-19 Cases Might Indicate Troubling Trend Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 15, 2020
Arizona Science Center CEO To Lead Major U.S. Science Museum Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 12, 2020
OSIRIS-REx Bennu Findings Good News For Oct. 20 Sample Retrieval Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 10, 2020
CDC Report Shows AZ Health Measures Effective In Stemming COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 9, 2020
Black Hole Study Narrows Leeway For Tweaks To Einstein's Theory Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 6, 2020
ASU Gets Grant To Provide COVID-19 Tests To Minority Communities Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 4, 2020
Study Shows Promise For Stemming Tide Of Food Waste Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 5, 2020
CDC: More Than 275K Known Cases Of COVID-19 In Kids Since March Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 28, 2020
Study: Massive Global Effort Needed to Reduce Plastic Pollution By 2030 Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 28, 2020
For Some Scientists, Shutdown Is Not An Option During Pandemic Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 24, 2020
Blood Study Suggests U.S. Far From Herd Immunity Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 21, 2020
AZ Team: COVID-19 Did Not Spread In State Until Mid-February Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 15, 2020
Hidden Hurdles Of Coronavirus Vaccine Race Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 16, 2020
Expert: Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Pause Is Normal Part Of Process Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 11, 2020
Will Coronavirus Efforts Reduce Flu Shot Supplies? Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 9, 2020
Sky Harbor Program Uses UV Light To Sanitize Escalators Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 3, 2020
Helping 'Long-Haulers' Means Studying Other Post-Viral Syndromes Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 3, 2020
Buildings Reopening May Face Tainted Water Systems Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 1, 2020
Climate Change Could Worsen Tree Recovery After Fires Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 31, 2020
What Happens When Flu Collides With COVID-19? Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 27, 2020
UA Launches NSF-Funded Center For Quantum Networks Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 26, 2020
CDC: COVID-19 3.5 Times As Prevalent Among Native Americans Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 24, 2020
Peak Demand And The Arizona Power Grid 101 Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 20, 2020
Expert: It's Too Soon To Open Bars, Relax Precautions Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 19, 2020
Some Musical Instruments Could Help Spread COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 18, 2020