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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Kamloops family hoping to sign up more organ donors on Green Shirt Day

By Chad Klassen
April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

KAMLOOPS — Saturday (Apr. 6) marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people.

The family of Broncos defenseman Logan Boulet turned their personal tragedy into Green Shirt Day, the first of which happens across the country on Sunday. 

Dr. Jill Calder was the recipient of the ALS Exceptional Advocacy Award on Tuesday night in Richmond
Dr. Jill Calder was the recipient of the ALS Exceptional Advocacy Award on Tuesday night in Richmond Image Credit: ALS Society of BC

Dr. Jill Calder honoured for work with ALS patients in Kamloops region

By Chad Klassen
April 4, 2019 - 4:30pm Updated: April 4, 2019 - 6:29pm

KAMLOOPS — It's a lab day for Dr. Jill Calder working out of the Clinical Services Building at RIH, using a machine that tests a patient's nerve and muscle function, a piece of equipment that can determine whether they have ALS.