Cody Chaffins

Cody Chaffins

Sports Anchor/Reporter

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 Super Bowls, 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.

The latest from Cody Chaffins

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Vandagriff preparing for senior season, looking ahead to UGA

Prince Avenue Christian quarterback Brock Vandagriff is one of the highest rated high school quarterbacks in the nation and has a bright future ahead at the University of Georgia, but is looking forward to his senior season playing for his dad.

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High school football coaches tackle social justice issues

High school football coaches don’t just call plays on Friday nights. Coaches play a number of roles for their players, sometimes psychologist, pastor or parent. Now coaches are leading a conversation of social justice.

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Norcross head coach Keith Maloof keeps coaching through quarantine

Normally early May is for spring practice where Keith Maloof and his staff at Norcross High would be finding out what they’ve got for this fall, but now Maloof is dealing with a lot of unknowns. Will there even be a season and will his players be physically ready for it?

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Pinkney ready to prove himself with hometown team

The Falcons picked up Norcross High School alum Jared Pinkney as an undrafted free agent following this year’s draft. The former Vanderbilt tight end will try to make the Falcons roster when training camp begins this fall. Pinkney grew up in Gwinnett County and has favorite Falcons memory wasn’t hard to recall.