Chad Klassen

Chad Klassen joined the station in November 2011 after studying broadcast journalism at BCIT. It's been his long-time goal to make it in television. Inspired by his dad Rick, who enjoyed a 10-year CFL career with the B.C. Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders, Chad's wanted to be a sportscaster from the time he was young, and sports is still his dream. But covering the great stories and people of the Kamloops community has quickly become just as important. Prior to coming to CFJC-TV, Chad headed up a university football show on Shaw TV, producing and co-hosting the half hour show on the CIS gridiron. He also spent three years covering CIS football as the sports editor at Simon Fraser University, covering the Clan's triumphant resurgence from a winless program to a conference finalist. Chad called hockey and volleyball play-by-play during his time on the Burnaby campus while finishing his Communications degree. But his career highlight to this point has been covering the Men's hockey tournament at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He watched nearly every game of the tournament from the upper deck of Canada Hockey Place in Vancouver and witnessed maybe the greatest goal in Canadian hockey history, Sidney Crosby's golden goal standing behind the net. Chad has family connections in Kamloops. His mom Pat lived here for five years as a teenager and his uncle Reg, who graduated here, still resides in the area.

Image Credit: Upper Nicola Band

Rising waters forcing more evacuations at Upper Nicola Indian Band

By Chad Klassen
May 17, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: May 17, 2017 - 6:20pm

MERRITT, B.C. — Water levels along Nicola Lake are once again forcing the Upper Nicola Indian band to take action to protect some of its band members living. 

Seven more homes have been evacuated after residents were forced to leave their homes more than a week ago. 

Image Credit: Chad Klassen / CFJC Today

Dominos delivers pizza, hope to homeless at New Life Community Kamloops

By Chad Klassen
May 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

KAMLOOPS — For the past year, Dominos Pizza in Kamloops has been delivering pies to various non-profit organizations. 

To date, Rocky Hunter and his team have baked up and delivered over 1,600 pizza since starting the program, feeding the hungry and lifting spirits across the city.

Image Credit: Chad Klassen / CFJC Today

Cache Creek resident says culvert back-up caused major damage

By Chad Klassen
May 12, 2017 - 4:42pm Updated: May 12, 2017 - 6:33pm

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — A week after flooding ripped through parts of the Thompson region, the clean-up will take months.

In Cache Creek, property owner Ray Duggan, who avoided significant damage during the 2015 flood, couldn't escape this year's disaster.