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

Local News Hour - March 9, 2017

Mar 9, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong discusses items from yesterday’s meeting Park City Planning Commissioner Chair Adam Strachan discusses last night's meeting. The two big issues were Treasure and the Yard.

Local News Hour - March 8, 2017

Mar 8, 2017

On today’s program, Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and District Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss Tuesday's school board meeting.  In which the board decided to hold a multi-million dollar bond election November 7th. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and review the Climate Reality Project's Leadership training they attended last week. Derek Siddoway and SaRene Brooks with Summit County Health Dept.

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy has an update on the money raised for Bonanza Flat – it’s up to $32 million. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including a TZO on grading permits. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has an update on tomorrow’s Park City Planning Commission meeting – which will focus on Treasure and  the subdivision of the Yard and Conservationist Jeff Corwin talks about his upcoming visit to the Park City Eccles Center Saturday night.

Local News Hour - March 6, 2017

Mar 6, 2017

On today’s program, UtahPolicy.com Managing Editor Bryan Schott has his weekly Legislative update. Then it’s a Transit and Transportation update with Alfred Knotts, Caroline Rodriguez. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews the School Board meeting agenda and  Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has his weekly update.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt. He has this month’s installment of "What's That with Pat?"  State Representative Tim Quinn has an update on the legislature which is headed into its final week and Author Fatima Doman and Park City School District  Intervention Counselor Samantha Walsh talk about Resilience Week coming to Park City next week.

On today’s program, Leslie Thacher speaks to Summit County Council member Chris Robinson who reviews yesterday’s county council meeting. She introduces you to Robin Milne – the new General Manager of Promontory Club, who has replaced Rich Sonntag and Park City Institute Director Teri Orr has details on Lidia Yuknavich's appearance Saturday at the Eccles Center.

The Local News Hour - March 1, 2017

Mar 1, 2017

Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber discusses legislative issues and how to  fund new school facilities. Katy Wang, Director of Park City Film Series and winemaker Matias Garces talk about the screening of Neruda Saturday which features Chilean wine-tasting. Sarah West Vice President of Development for Ballet West has details about the Nutcracker Campaign and public presentation on Monday, March 6th at the Park City Ballet West Academy.

Local News Hour - February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's meeting  Park City School  board members Petra Butler and JJ Ehlers discuss Tuesday's school board meeting and the high school  expansion price tag introduced for the first time at yesterday’s board meeting.Park City Adult Services Librarian Kate Mapp and Richard Ellis, a volunteer at the library’s writing center talk about the Small Business Resource Center and Park City Writing Center at the library.

On today’s program: UtahPolicy.com Managing Editor Bryon Schott with his weekly Legislative update. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews today's school board meeting at 4pm - which has been moved up a day. Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has his weekly update and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton is in with a monthly update.

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.

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