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

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone about tourism funding and other legislative issues he's watching; Park City Manager Diane Foster and Jed Briggs the city's Operating Budget Manager preview Thursday's City Council meeting; Future in Review Speaker Series Guest Christopher Clark; and Park City Charlene Albarran, a Democrat, who is running for Congress in the 2nd District.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy: Summit County Manager Tom Fisher about Wednesday's County Council meeting; PCHS Band Teacher Bret Hughes has details about this year's Sweetheart Gala on February 12th, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) Attorney David Garbett discusses their opposition to Congressman Rob Bishop's Wilderness Bill and North Summit School District Superintendent Jerre Homes announces the school board's decision to switch all of their light bulbs to LED.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to the Managing Editor of utahpolicy.com Bryan Schott; Solar Energy Coordinator with Utah Clean Energy Kate Bowman; Tom Kelly with USSA; and Park City Transit Supervisor Darren Davis.

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Fox Searchlight Pictures won a bidding war at the Sundance Film Festival for The Birth of a Nation, paying a record-setting amount for a festival film's worldwide distribution rights. As Leslie Thatcher reports, the filmmaker gives a lot of credit to the Sundance Institute.

Park City School District officials are cooperating in the on-going investigation of a former teacher who has been charged with four felonies for sexual communications with a student. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Monika Guendner / KPCW

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher finishes up the week and The Sundance Reel today, with guest co-host, Friday Film Reviewer and Park City Attorney Mark Harrington. Guests Sean Means from The Salt Lake Tribune and Virginia Pearce from the Sundance Institute join them.

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The Local News Hour is KPCW's flagship news program, hosted by News Director Leslie Thatcher.

One of the new AEDs that have been installed around town helped save a life Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Monika Guendner / KPCW

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher continues The Sundance Reel today, with guest co-host, and Park City Film Series Director Katy Wang.

Monika Guendner / KPCW

The Local News Hour is KPCW's flagship news program, hosted by News Director Leslie Thatcher.

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