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NBC10 TO AIR “FROM TOUCHDOWN TO TELEVISION: A TRIBUTE TO VAI SIKAHEMA” ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

PHILADELPHIA – (November 17, 2020) NBC10 / WCAU will air From Touchdown to Television: A Tribute to Vai Sikahema, on Friday, November 20 at 7:30 PM. Hosted by longtime friend and co-anchor Tracy Davidson, this half-hour special looks at Vai Sikahema’s 26-year broadcast career at NBC10, as well as the moments in his life that got him to where he is today: from his early childhood in Tonga before coming to America as a child; to his career in football that brought him to the Philadelphia Eagles; his family and how his faith has played a role in everything he does. The special will also highlight Vai’s work with Wednesday’s Child, NBC10’s weekly adoption segment, and how viewers can support the Vai Sikahema Foundation, to help young people achieve their dreams.

“After more than 25 years, we recognize the exceptional accomplishments of beloved NBC10 news anchor Vai Sikahema as he embarks on a new chapter in his life,” said Ric Harris, president and general manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “Vai has been a staple at our station for more than a quarter of a century and we will miss his presence on the anchor desk and in the newsroom. We congratulate Vai for his many years of service to our team and his commitment to our community.”

The special tribute program will include the following feature reports:

  • John Clark takes a closer look at some major Philadelphia sports moments Vai has covered and shares some personal stories;
  • Tracy Davidson will share her own memories of their time working together;
  • Rosemary Connors sits down with Vai and his wife Keala to talk about their future and the path that got them there;
  • NBC10 legends, including Terry Ruggles and Bill Baldini, talk about their long friendship with Vai and their “Brunch Bunch” get-togethers;
  • Celebrity messages from Doug Pederson, Andy Reid, Vince Papale, Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, and more.

For more information, please visit www.nbc10.com, or download the free “NBC10” app.

About NBC10 Philadelphia / WCAU

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms. NBC10 produces more than 41 hours of local news programming per week. COZI TV, the station’s multicast network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series and hit movies as well as local programming. COZI TV can be seen on Comcast channel 248, Verizon channel 460, RCN channel 28 and over-the-air on digital 10.2. LX or ‘Local X’ is NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ new TV and streaming network that serves adults 18-45. Launched in June 2020, LX delivers 20 hours of local news and original programming each week. The network highlights stories about technology, the environment, community and social issues, current events and politics, among other topics. Audiences can also tune in to the network to watch fan-favorite shows 1st Look, George To The Rescue and Open House, and programming from various content partners.

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