Vai Sikahema joined the WCAU in 1994 and is currently NBC10’s Sports Director. He is also the weeknight sports director/anchor for phl17’s News at Ten, broadcast from NBC 10’s studios. Additionally, Sikahema is the host of “Wednesday’s Child,” a segment promoting the adoption of children. The feature is sponsored by the National Adoption Center and the Freddie Mac Foundation.
Known for his in-depth sports reports, Sikahema covered the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, and the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Some of his most memorable moments include covering the prestigious racehorses Smarty Jones and Barbaro, two stories that gripped the Delaware Valley.
Sikahema played with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1992-1994. He spent the 1991 season with the Green Bay Packers. Ranked first among the NFL's all-time career leaders in number of punt returns and second in punt return yardage, Sikahema is also a two-time All-Pro.
He began his television career at KSAZ-TV in 1986, while playing for the Phoenix Cardinals. In 1991, after signing with the Green Bay Packers, he served as the sports reporter for WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Sikahema is a native of Nuku’Alofa, Tonga. His family moved to Hawaii when Vai was seven years old. He played college football (kick return specialist) for Brigham Young University, where he earned his degree in Communications. Sikahema lives in New Jersey with his wife and their four children.