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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Three volunteer fire departments receive generous donation from Lions Clubs

By Chad Klassen
October 20, 2017 - 3:29pm Updated: October 20, 2017 - 5:28pm

KAMLOOPS — This summer's historic wildfire season in B.C. was devastating.

More than 1.2 million hectares burned across the province. Within the TNRD, 215 structures were destroyed, including the Loon Lake Volunteer Fire Hall. The wreckage is gone, but the rebuild has yet to begin. 

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Clients in final stages of recovery to move into Maverick Manor soon

By Chad Klassen
October 13, 2017 - 5:23pm Updated: October 13, 2017 - 6:05pm

KAMLOOPS — Renovations to the old Maverick Motor Inn are nearing completion.

The province bought the motel in April for $6.5 million, and ASK Wellness and BC Housing are partnering to create a place for people in the final stages of recovery.

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Stone says there's 'palpable excitement' about leader from the Interior

By Chad Klassen
October 11, 2017 - 11:25am Updated: October 11, 2017 - 1:05pm

KAMLOOPS — Todd Stone walked into the Mountain Room at TRU to his hometown crowd on Tuesday night. 

Family, friends, and BC Liberal supporters rallied in support of Stone's bid to become the next leader of the party, hoping to get the Liberals back into government.