Biography

Alema Harrington has been working in front of the camera for nearly two decades. He is currently the host of "Jazz Game Night" - the Emmy Award-winning television broadcast of the Utah Jazz basketball team on the Root Sports Network. Harrington is also the face of the BYU football pre and post-game shows on BYUtv which is seen throughout the world. Alema is a popular radio personality and has hosted several shows over the years. Alema Harrington's winning personality attracts supporters across all demographics, and he is a highly sought-after professional speaker. 

Harrington started his broadcast career in Hawaii as a Sports Reporter at the top-rated radio station.  He parlayed that into 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 state's 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 Arena 2 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 has also made appearances on national television, radio programs, and in a number of television series. He had a role in the feature film "Forever Strong."  

Harrington is active in the community and volunteers his time with various groups.

His passion is addiction recovery, and he is currently writing a book that is scheduled to be released soon.  He hopes to inspire purpose for those who have crossed similar paths in life.

Harrington and his wife reside in Utah and he is the father of five children.