Cody Chaffins is the weekend sports anchor for FOX 5 Atlanta, host of High 5 Sports and Dirty Bird Report. Cody grew up in Atlanta and has spent the last decade covering his hometown for FOX 5 Sports.
As a football player at Chamblee High School, Cody once spent his Friday nights on the field, but now he prefers to shine the spotlight on the next generation.
During his time at FOX 5, Cody has covered Super Bowls, World Series, College Football Playoffs, Daytona 500, and the Masters. Cody says one of his favorite assignments came in the summer of 2014, when he and Good Day Atlanta’s Ron Gant covered the trio of Braves inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Born and raised in Stone Mountain, Cody grew up during a heyday of Atlanta sports, experiencing the Braves’ 1995 World Series title, the 1996 Olympics and the Falcons’ 1998 Super Bowl run. Now he is passing on his passion for the home teams with his son.
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Cody started his broadcasting career and honed his love for Friday nights under the lights at WNEG-TV in Toccoa, Georgia. He has also spent time at WJXT in Jacksonville, Florida.
The latest from Cody Chaffins
Coach enjoying two former players now on USMNT
Coach Danny Klinect coached US Men's National Team players Walker Zimmerman and Sean Johnson at Brookwood High School in Lawrenceville, and has loved watching them make it to the world's stage.
Top MLB prospect proudly representing southwest Atlanta
Mays High School senior Termarr Johnson is one of the top-ranked prospects in this year's MLB Draft and he comes from an unexpected place.
Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo using unique workouts to stay consistent
Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo has a special, tailor-made workout routine that he hopes will keep him kicking consistently for the Falcons.
Georgia State Panthers kick off spring practice
It may still be February, but it is spring at Georgia State where the Panthers kicked off spring football practice on Tuesday. GSU returns a ton of talent from last season's team which won the Camellia Bowl and set a school record with eight wins.
Atlanta native & Mariners outfielder staying ready for 2022 season through lockout
There may no player more ready to get the green light for spring training than Taylor Trammell.
Thomaston celebrates hometown hero, Georgia Bulldog Travon Walker
Cheers filled the Thomaston town square on Tuesday as the city held a parade for their hometown hero Travon Walker. Walker, a defensive end for the Georgia Bulldogs, helped bring a national championship to dawg fans for the first time in 41 years.
Before they were Bulldogs, they were High 5 stars
Before stepping into the red and black, many of the Bulldogs playing for Georgia Football were playing on the turf of their high schools in north Georgia.
Parents of Travon Walker talk about the long road from recruit to College Football Championship
Travon Walker was the nation's No. 7 high school prospect. The Upson-Lee High School athlete committed to Georgia back in July 2018 live on FOX 5.
Decatur native wins cycling National Championship
Decatur native Joey Rosskopf will now wear the special red, white and blue jersey for the next year after winning the USA Road Race National Championship bike race.
Third generation coach Tre Lamb, carries on a family coaching legacy
Garder-Webb head football coach is carrying on a family tradition of coaching that goes back to his grandfather Ray who was a longtime high school football coach in the state of Georgia.