He joined the regional programme of NRK in Troms in 1977, where he was deputy editor. Later, he was deputy editor of the regional NRK Hordaland. In 1992, he became director of programmes in the private TV 2, but returned to the NRK as the editor of the regional programmes in Troms. Later, he became the NRK director of television, before returning as the chief editor of NRK Troms and Finnmark.
In his younger days Bjerkaas was a footballer for Tromsø IL.
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John G. Bernander
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