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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Another wildfire crews leaves for Quebec thanks to quiet season in B.C.

By Chad Klassen
July 11, 2018 - 3:02pm Updated: July 11, 2018 - 5:24pm

KAMLOOPS — Days after a group of firefighters left for Ontario to help with wildfire efforts in that province, another crew left from Kamloops on Wednesday for Quebec, where there are 60 active fires in what's being called an 'unusually brutal' wildfire season there. 

Young girl with cerebral palsy scores huge haul of toys during shopping spree in Kamloops

By Chad Klassen
July 9, 2018 - 12:18pm Updated: July 9, 2018 - 1:22pm

KAMLOOPS — Savanna Morris lives with cerebral palsy and autism, but for three minutes on Monday morning, she felt like any other little girl, taking part in a once-in-a-life shopping spree at the Toys 'R' Us location in Kamloops.