Cody Chaffins is the weekend sports anchor for FOX 5 Atlanta. He joined the FOX 5 Sports team in October 2012 and has become a staple on the Emmy Award-winning High 5 Sports show on Friday nights.
As a football player at Chamblee High School, Cody once spent his Friday nights on the field but now prefers the comfort and safety of the FOX 5 Sports Bunker. His expertise is on display during the high school football playoffs, when he transforms the bunker to his “War Room.”
During his time at FOX 5, Cody has covered the Super Bowl, College Football Playoffs, Daytona 500, and the Masters. Cody says his favorite assignment 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. He is still adding to his collection of Peachtree Road Race T-shirts and says that the race and Stone Mountain's laser show are his favorite Atlanta traditions.
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Cody started his broadcasting career and honed his love for Friday night football at WNEG-TV in Toccoa, Georgia. He has also spent time at WJXT in Jacksonville, Florida.
UGA freshman Anthony Edwards is the nation's top-scoring freshman and on Thursday was named a mid-season All-American by The Sporting News. The 6-5, 225 pound Atlanta native is averaging 19.1 points per game.
Girls joining high school wrestling teams is nothing new, but a change made by the Georgia High School Association in 2019 is helping bring more girls to the mat. In February of 2019 the GHSA held its first all-female state wrestling championships. Champions were crowned in 10 different weight classes.
Eagle's Landing Christian topped Wesleyan 33-13 in the Class-A private school state championship game on Friday at Georgia State Stadium. For the Chargers, Keaton Mitchell led the way with 19 carries for 192 yards and 4 touchdowns.
The Eagle's Landing Christian Chargers made history Friday at Georgia State Stadium, defeating Wesleyan 33-13 to become the first team in Georgia High School Association history to win five straight state football championships.
It is a classic offense vs. defense match-up in the Southeastern Conference championship game between the LSU Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs.
Cody Chaffins breaks down the high school football playoff semifinal brackets.
For anyone to suggest that Saturday’s game against in-state rival Georgia Tech isn’t big, try telling that to UGA Coach Kirby Smart.
Nobody does playoff bracketology for high school football like High 5.