Vaiangina Sikahema was born in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, on August 29, 1962. He married Keala Heder in 1984. They are the parents of four children.
Elder Sikahema received a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting and communications from Brigham Young University in 2002.
Elder Sikahema has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission, ward Young Men president, bishop, counselor in a mission presidency, and stake president. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Tenth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Northeast Area.
In 1986 he began his career as a professional American football player. He has played for the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and Philadelphia Eagles. In 1994 he began working as a sports anchor and then as a news anchor in 2013 for NBC 10 Philadelphia until his retirement in 2020.