Former University of Oregon and NFL quarterback Joey Harrington has joined the KGW team as a part-time reporter covering local issues.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Joey has headed the Harrington Family Foundation since 2003. The foundation has raised more than $1 million for students across Oregon, supporting Oregon-based nonprofits dedicated to providing quality education to in-state youth.
The Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship fund is a four-year renewable scholarship that supports Oregon high school students who have shown a take-charge ability in their communities, but may need help reaching their potential.
Joey graduated from Central Catholic High School in Portland where he was awarded the Holy Spirit Leadership Award in 1997. He went on to attend the University of Oregon from 1998-2001. As a three-year starting quarterback for University of Oregon, Joey finished his college football career as a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2001, and led the Oregon Ducks to a #2 national ranking. He was the third overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, and went on to play professionally.
Joey resides in Portland with his family.