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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TRU Foundation breakfast raising money for scholarships, research, development

By Chad Klassen
November 2, 2017 - 10:31am Updated: November 2, 2017 - 3:42pm

KAMLOOPS — Hundreds of TRU supporters came together for a Thursday morning breakfast to mark the beginning of the TRU Foundation's annual fundraising campaign.

On day one, already hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cheques are rolling into the university. 

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Former Mountie calls for more RCMP resources in light of shooting incident

By Chad Klassen
November 1, 2017 - 5:40pm

KAMLOOPS — It's an incident on Friday that shook the entire community. What started out as a domestic disturbance in the morning turned into a shootout and subsequent standoff.

As police chased Shane Caron on the Tk'emlups reserve, shots were fired at members, four seperate times. 

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City hopes new bylaw deters homeowners from neglecting properties

By Chad Klassen
October 27, 2017 - 2:10pm Updated: October 27, 2017 - 5:26pm

KAMLOOPS — As police continue to look for suspects in the Nelson Avenue shooting on Monday, the city is working on what it calls the "Good Neighbour" bylaw, hoping it deters homeowners from neglecting their properties and the tenants who live there.

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Students still adjusting to parking crunch at TRU, some suggest parkade

By Chad Klassen
October 25, 2017 - 11:40am Updated: October 25, 2017 - 1:21pm

KAMLOOPS — Coming into the new school year, students going to TRU knew about the parking crunch thanks to construction on campus. But nearly two months into the fall semester and some students are still adjusting to the lack of parking spots.

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