This week, the KIVI Channel 6/KNIN Channel 9 sports director hung out with the real Burgundy. Gerke joined actor Will Ferrell for a taping of Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show “Katie.”
The episode is scheduled to air at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 — ironically, on KTVB’s 24/7 Channel.
Gerke, 26, who came to the Treasure Valley last year from a station in tiny Alpena, Mich., has a contract that ends in June — so it’s fairly likely that his stint as “Boise’s Burgundy” will come to an end next summer. His dream job is ESPN, he says.
Michael Deeds is the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment columnist and Scene magazine editor. His column runs Fridays and Sundays. He appears on the 6 p.m. broadcast of "Today's 6 News" on Thursdays and hosts a music show, "The Other Studio," from 9-10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.