Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 26 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.

In 2016, Leslie was honored as the Park City Rotary Club's Professional Citizen of the Year and served as Grand Marshall of the Miner Day parade.

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On Today's program, Park City School Board members Phil Kaplan and Julie Eihausen discuss some of the items from Thursday's special Meeting.

Park City Council member Andy Beerman talks about last night's meeting.

A handful of Park City restaurants closed Thursday and nearly half of the Latino students at a local elementary school didn't show up in support of a nationwide movement Day Without Immigrants. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - February 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017

On today’s program Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has an update on yesterday’s Summit County Council meeting and Snyderville Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein discusses some of the items from Tuesday’s planning commission meeting., including the Colby School reuse application.

After 17 years with Sundance Institute, wearing many hats from volunteer music cafe manager to Managing Director, Sarah Pearce will be resigning next month. 

According to a note from Sundance Institute director Keri Putnam, Sarah Pearce’s last day will be March 10th.  She has agreed to stay on as a consultant for the next several months as her position is replaced. Pearce says she’s leaving to pursue other interests.

Local News Hour - February 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2017

On today’s program, Founder of Black Diamond Equipment  Peter Metcalf has the latest on the on-going discussion of whether Outdoor Retailers should pull out of Utah. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Historic Preservation Planner Anya Grahn discuss the rezoning of Rossi Hill and have an update on the effort to purchase Bonanza Flat. Park City High School Journalism student, Jordan Blake  talks about her findings from the drug survey conducted at the high school.

Local News Hour - February 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017

On today’s program Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. PC Film Series Director Katy Wang and a winemaker featured in the film, Decanted, Julien Fayard talk about the screening and wine tasting on Thursday. Singer Storm Large talks about her performance at the Eccles Center this Saturday night and Public Relations Director for Utah Symphony and Opera Renee Huang  talks about the Deer Valley Music Festival announced yesterday.

Local News Hour - February 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017

On today’s program, UtahPolicy.com Managing Editor Bryon Schott has his weekly legislative update.  Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley  previews Tuesday’s  school board meeting. Park City Education Foundation  Executive Director Abby McNulty has her monthly update and Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has a report  from the site of the 2017 Alpine World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Local News Hour - February 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017

On today’s program, Acting Park City Chief Building Official Michelle Downard and Building Inspector Kurt Simister talk about snow removal safety recommendations. Artist Bridgette Meinhold and Utah Open Lands Director Wendy Fisher talk about Bridgette donating artwork to preserve Bonanza Flat and KPCW Board Chair Bob Richer and Station Manager Larry Warren announce Larry Warren's retirement this summer.

Local News Hour - February 9 ,2017

Feb 9, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Doug Clyde reviews yesterday’s county council meeting. Park City Planning Commissioner Preston Campbell discusses last night’s meeting. Pastor Charles Robinson and Ray Freer with Project for Deeper Understanding discusses Monday’s forum: Our Community's Vision for the Future: How Will We Pay for it All?

JP Gendron

January 2017 will go down as one of Utah's snowiest months, ever. And for those living in some of Park City's remote, high-elevation locations, it hasn't been easy to deal with. But some say, they wouldn't have it any way - even it if means coming in through the bathroom window. Leslie Thatcher has their stories.

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