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.

Ways to Connect

After filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, the All Resort Group closed its doors Thursday, saying they don't have the money to pay employees and continue operations.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.  

The letter below was sent to all All Resort Group employees Thursday, September 14, 2017.

"To All Team Members, 

On today’s Local News Hour, Leslie has the mountain trails report with Charlie Sturgis.  Erin Bragg, the new Executive Director of Summit Community Power Works along with board members Matt Abbot and Luke Cartin are in studio.  Park City Council member Andy Beerman has a recap of last night’s meeting. Gordon Cummins from All Resorts talks about the company closing its doors and Dave March with the Kimball Art Center and local artist Ron Butkovich have details about this weekend’s Celebration of the Arts.  

Local News Hour - September 14, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Kim Carson has a recap from Wednesday's meeting. Park City Planning Commission Chairman  Adam Strachan discusses last night’s meeting and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen has a look ahead at the week's events, including Autumn Aloft  and the final Park Silly Sunday market.

As the Treasure Hill project lags on, thousands of dollars have been spent to monitor the legal aspects of the development project by one of Utah's premier land-use attorneys, Jody Burnett. He will provide Park City and the planning commission with a final recommendation once the applicant decides they're ready for a decision. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - September 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

On today’s program, Snyderville Planning Commissioner Malena Stevens has a recap of last night’s meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Beth Bynan (Business License Specialist) and Hannah Tyler (Planner)  have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.

Local News Hour - September 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and city legal adviser Jody Burnett have a preview of Wednesday's planning commission meeting. PC MARC Wellness Lunch and Learn monthly guest is Physical Therapist Kathy Bochnowski.

Twenty-year-old Enrique Sanchez -- who has spent most of his life in Park City, but is legally a Mexican citizen -- is watching carefully as the process unfolds in Washington to determine his fate. In the first segment of a two-part series, KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reveals the story of just one of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants that face this situation.

Local News Hour - September 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

On today’s program, Members of Park City Leadership Class--Thomas Horton, artist/photographer/high school teacher; Coleen McGinn, aquatics director PC Marc; Chris Neville software developer/business owner-- talk about their impressions of the city tour trip to Boulder.

Jill Orschel

After a 40 year career in covering Park City news – 21 of that as editor of the Park Record – Nan Chalat-Noaker is retiring and now looking forward to a life without deadlines. Leslie Thatcher has this retrospect of Noaker’s career.

Local News Hour - September 8, 2017

Sep 8, 2017

On today’s program, Bob Radke with Basin Rec has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. DACA participant Enrique Sanchez shares his story and the uncertainty of his future with the decision made this week to phase out the DACA program. Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong and Park City Council member Nann Worel have an update on this year’s City Road Tour to Boulder. CO. Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison and Marianne Cone with Park City Mining History have details on the Celebrate Our Roots on Wednesday, and a recap of mine site stabilization efforts this year.

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