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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KGHM eases concerns over slope instability in Aberdeen

By Chad Klassen
March 16, 2016 - 3:52pm Updated: March 16, 2016 - 5:41pm

KAMLOOPS — The second information session on Ajax mine, hosted by the B.C. Environment Assessment Office wraps on Wednesday night. One of the concerns about the proposed mine is slope stability in Aberdeen and how that may be affected with the operation in close proximity. 

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North Shore residents mixed on proposed McArthur Island pool

By Chad Klassen
March 9, 2016 - 10:05pm Updated: March 10, 2016 - 12:24pm

KAMLOOPS — Residents spoke passionately about their communities, but the mood inside NorKam Secondary on Wednesday night was noticeably more welcoming for City of Kamloops staff, which garnered at least some support for a leisure centre proposed at McArthur Island.