Alema Harrington will be our November Friday Forum speaker!
November 4, 2011
8:00 am to 9:30 am
Alema Harrington has been working in front of the camera for nearly two decades. He is currently the host of “Jazz Live”, the Pre, Half and Post Game shows for the emmy award winning television broadcasts of the Utah Jazz Basketball team on the Root Sports Network. Alema is also the host of “Powerhouse”, a daily sports talk radio show on 1320 KFNZ. Harrington is the host of the pre and post game shows for BYU Football on BYUtv, which is seen in nearly 200 countries and territories. Alema Harrington’s winning personality attracts supporters across all demographics, and he is a highly sought after public speaker.
Harrington started his broadcast career in Hawaii as a sports reporter at the top rated radio station. He parlayed that in to a job as a television sports anchor in the Islands and became the host of “Hawaiian Sports Adventure” on ESPN. After a year and a half in the TV business Harrington moved to Utah to become one of the states most popular sports personalities. He anchored the award winning Saturday sports show “SportsBeat” for six years and covered all sports from the Olympic Games to the NBA Finals.
In 2002 Alema returned to Hawaii to take a job as the sports director at the top rated television station in the state (KHON). While there he also became the voice of the local Arena2 franchise, “The Hawaiian Islanders”, and produced and hosted their weekly TV show. After being back in Hawaii for three years Harrington returned to Utah and launched a popular radio program called the “Red and Blue” show. The former BYU running back carried the Blue portion of the show and was able to connect with listeners and drive ratings to an all time high for that time slot.
In 2006 Harrington returned to TV in Utah as the color analyst for the Utah Blaze, and soon after was hired by KJZZ Television to host a weekly Show called “A-Game”. “A-Game” was built around Alema’s ability to identify with his audience. “A-Game” was an instant success and soon KJZZ upped the ante and created a nightly sports show Powerhouse, which Harrington hosted from 2008 through 2010. “Powerhouse” won several broadcasting awards and opened the door for Alema to become a full time member of the Utah Jazz Television Broadcast team.
Harrington and his wife reside in Utah and he is the father of three children.
Harrington has also made appearances on National television and radio programs and has been featured in a number of Television Series’. He had a role in the Feature Film “Forever Strong”.