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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Titans welcomed home as first boys provincial basketball champions

By Chad Klassen
March 12, 2018 - 6:26pm Updated: March 12, 2018 - 8:47pm

KAMLOOPS — The players walked through the hallways of South Kamloops Secondary School on Monday morning with their heads high, trophy in hands, and their ears ringing from all the cheers from their fellow students, who lined the hallways to welcome them back home after they became the first boys

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City of Kamloops to pay extra $1.1 million in 2019 with employer health tax

By Chad Klassen
March 8, 2018 - 4:55pm Updated: March 8, 2018 - 5:32pm

KAMLOOPS — This year, the City of Kamloops will pay half a million dollars in MSP premiums for its nearly 900 employees and has budgeted an extra $100,000 as a cushion. But in 2019, the city will be shelling out another $1.1 million on top of the $500,000 they already pay.