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.
April 13, 2016 - 11:25amUpdated: April 14, 2016 - 3:40am
KAMLOOPS — It's the beginning of a new season for the Kamloops Riverdogs, who like last year have some young pups. There are seven returning players, but also seven new ones who they hope will develop quickly.
April 12, 2016 - 7:44pmUpdated: April 13, 2016 - 1:28pm
KAMLOOPS — The NHL Central Scouting's 2016 final rankings are out. Arizona native Auston Matthews, who's the projected No. 1 overall draft pick for this June, remains at the top. But also on the list are three Blazers.
April 11, 2016 - 6:32pmUpdated: April 13, 2016 - 1:27pm
KAMLOOPS — The best in Kamloops sports were honoured on Saturday night at Thompson Rivers University./ There five Hall of Fame inductees this year: former Kam High football coach Brian Olthuis, who led the Red Devils to three AAA provincial championships in six season, Bob Smillie from the Kamloo
April 8, 2016 - 6:07pmUpdated: April 8, 2016 - 9:01pm
KAMLOOPS — The best high school baseball players from across Western Canada are in Kamloops this weekend for the Best of the West baseball tournament, giving scouts an early-season look at some of the prospects they may want to pursue.
April 6, 2016 - 5:03pmUpdated: April 6, 2016 - 5:54pm
KAMLOOPS — It's been a pool used by North Shore residents since 1958, the oldest facility on the north side of the river. But in a short time, it will be closed and replaced by a wading pool and spray park.
Residents in the neighbourhood are not happy about it.
March 29, 2016 - 1:12pmUpdated: March 29, 2016 - 5:31pm
KAMLOOPS — As a 21-year-old woman growing up in Kamloops, Jessie Foster was full of promise. But one day, she suddenly disappeared, taken to Las Vegas by her boyfriend and forced into prostitution. She hasn't been seen since.
March 24, 2016 - 5:38pmUpdated: March 25, 2016 - 10:34am
KAMLOOPS — As the city gauges public opinion on whether to keep three community pools on the North Shore that are showing their age, City of Kamloops staff has put forward a proposal to build a leisure pool at McArthur Island instead.