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.

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Dube, Rockets spoil Don Hay celebration night

By Chad Klassen
February 16, 2018 - 11:18pm Updated: February 17, 2018 - 12:13am

KAMLOOPS --- On a night where the fans came out to celebrate Don Hay as the winningest coach in Western Hockey League history, it was Dillon Dube from the Kelowna Rockets who stole the spotlight, scoring twice in a 2-1 win for the visitors at the Sandman Centre on Friday night. 

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Economic reports shows wildfires were good, bad for business in Kamloops

By Chad Klassen
February 14, 2018 - 5:15pm

KAMLOOPS — The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has a better sense of the true economic effect last summer's wildfires had on businesses in the affected areas. Towns like Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Clinton, and all up the Cariboo suffered incredible losses, both structurally and financially.