Chet Ubetcha is a member of a family consisting of a long line of newscasters, from his grandfather who was a radio broadcaster, to his own daughter who takes his place when kids take over the world in "School's Out!: The Musical". He works for Channel 7 News, sometimes called Dimmsdale TV, and is usually an anchorman although sometimes he appears on the scene of the action, reporting live. When he appears with Breaking News, there is a trend of Chet often negating a character's preceding quote (Example: In Beddy Bye, Timmy stated that a world without sleep is great, but two weeks later, Chet stated it wasn't great at all.).
Chet Ubetcha is a handsome and muscular--but very short--News anchor. A characteristic of Chet is his unusual short stature. It was revealed in "The Secret Origin of Denzel Crocker" that Chet was once very tall, but the radiation from a 1980s bulky cellular phone caused him to shrink to his current short stature. Chet usually speaks in a third person manner, and also speaks like he is reading a news broadcast during every day conversations and normal situations. He usually wears a gray business suit with a red tie, styled black hair that resembles Wanda's hair, and he has a very large chin and muscular physique. He is loosely based on the character Kent Brockman from The Simpsons.
Chet Ubetcha has a tendency to exaggerate his news stories. In one episode, after his news van stopped because of a flat tire, Chet sets up his broadcast desk on the side of the street and reports that he saved his fellow crew members from "the burning wreckage". He also is responsible for instilling fear into Mr. and Mrs. Turner's minds when he makes "Chet-i-torial"'s about violent television programming and its risks, which caused the Turner parents to take Timmy's television away from him. He is also prone to jealousy, particularly toward Mrs. Turner when she becomes a hit weatherwoman and begins to take up more of Chet's screen time (until she was fired for predicting dangerous weather that would destroy the town).
In the 1980s, when Chet Ubetcha was a young news reporter (and professional break dancer), he was also a nemesis of the "Poltergeeks", a ghost hunting duo consisting of Timmy's parents. Chet considered the Poltergeeks to be frauds, and rightfully so, as all they ever managed to do was blow up houses. In the present time, when their ghost hunting was aided by Timmy's fairies to keep them interested, Chet once again challenged them, resisting even Mr. Turner's attempts to bribe him to go away.