Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 25 years at KPCW has given her depth and insight, guiding her as she asks local leaders and citizens the questions on everyone’s minds during the live interviews of the Local News Hour.

As KPCW's News Director, she has the pulse of the community and an unmatched range of contacts that allows the station to cover everything going on in town, from increased school taxes and water rates to personal achievements and community-wide victories. When she's not sussing out the next story, you'll see her face at many Park City events, as well as on the ski hill and mountain trails.

Ways to Connect

Local News Hour - December 9, 2016

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On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher gets a review of big development projects with Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt. Park City Council member Tim Henney has an update about last night's meeting. Kenzie Coulson, PCMC new parking manager along with Transportation Director Alfred Knotts have the transit and parking management plan update and Jason Brown with Envision Utah discusses the most recent education study.

Local News Hour - December 8, 2016

Dec 8, 2016

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Tal Adair. Deer Valley President and General Manager Bob Wheaton and Guy Morris Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Stein Eriksen Lodge have details about the inaugural Stein Day on Sunday.Youth Theater director Jamie Wilcox is in with a couple of actors from the cast of Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells? YSA Ex. Director Aimee Preston is joined by ice skating coach Stephanie Chase Bass to talk about the...

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board members Nancy Garrison and Tania Knauer. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Community Development Director Anne Laurent and Planner Hannah Turpen discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Park Silly Executive Director, Kate McChesney has details about the annual Park Silly Holiday Bazaar scheduled for this weekend and Judd Werner with Citizens Climate Lobby talks about next week' s screening of National Geographic...

Local News Hour - December 6, 2016

Dec 6, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy about their efforts to purchase Weber River property. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting. Utah State Treasurer David Damschen talks about the huge amount of unclaimed property Summit and Wasatch County residents have on the books and how to get it back. Park City Filmmakers Showcase Founder Jill Orschel has details on the 11 th Annual Showcase and...

Leslie Thatcher

Even though they have two more official meetings, Summit County Council Members and Tal Adair were honored for their service at a luncheon Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher was there for the farewell.

Local News Hour - December 2, 2016

Dec 2, 2016

On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Transit Leader Darren Davis and Public Works Director Derek Radke about the opening of the new Kimball Junction Transit Center next week and plans for future express lanes on SR 224 and 248. Park City Council member Nann Worrel updates us on last night's council meeting and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd talks about her appearance in Park City Saturday night as the opening act of the Eccles Center Main Stage season, along...

Local News Hour - December 1, 2016

Dec 1, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks. Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin has details about some of the items discussed at Wednesday’s county council meeting, including Gorgoza Woodward. Park City Planning Commissioner Preston Campbell has an overview about Tuesday's meeting, including the BOPA East pre-application approval and Park City Day School Head of School Bruce Shoup talks about next week’s High School...

Local News Hour - November 30. 2016

Nov 30, 2016

On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Tom Mills - Political Liaison for Alpenglow Solar and Kate Bowman with Utah Clean Energy to respond to Rocky Mountain Power’s proposal to increase solar rates. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhamer discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Tom Kelly with USSA has his weekly update and Park City resident Cindy Levine talks about the local chapter of Pantsuit Nation and the momentum...

local News Hour - November 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016

Summit County manager Tom Fisher to discuss the Summit County Council agenda for Wednesday's meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Community Development Director Anne Laurent preview this week's city Planning Commission meeting. Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley President and General Manager, announces the opening of the 2016-2017 season and Cati Snarr - Principal of the Ballet West Academy Park City Campus has details about this year's production of the Nutcracker at the Park City...

On today's program, Summit County Treasurer Corrie Forsling has details on the upcoming deadline to pay your property taxes. Nikki Keye and Dulce Rocha with McPolin Community Council talk about the success of the Cafe Con Amigos program and Dr. Robert Winn ,a long-time local physician, has written his first book Night Reflections A True Story of Friendship, Love, Cancer, and Survival.

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