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 member Phil Kaplan and superintendent Ember Conley discuss Tuesday's school board meeting. Dean Barrett board member and Marlene Ligare, President of the Prospector Property Owners Association have an update on the redevelopment plans. Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and Budget Operations Manager Jed Briggs discuss Council Retreat Thursday and Friday and Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough and Ollie Wilder, Programs Director Ollie Wilder talk about an upcoming community meeting.

The Local News Hour - February 7, 2017

Feb 7, 2017

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox – Director of Summit Land Conservancy, talks about open space issues. In studio. Summit County Development Director Pat Putt and Health Director Rich Bullough discuss the agenda for Wednesday's meeting. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Senior Planner Kirsten Whetstone review the agenda for Park City Planning Commission meeting and US Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly has his weekly report.

The Park City Board of Education could start to put its grade realignment plans into place as soon as this fall - a year earlier than expected. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, Summit County Emergency Manager Chris Crowley and Gary Horton, County Engineer talk about the new FEMA sponsored flood plain map meeting, with updated maps for Summit County on February 7th. Park City Council member Becca Gerber has an update from last night's meeting and Park City Board of Realtors President Sara Werbelow and Board Member Carol Agle discuss the 2016 year end real estate report.

Local News Hour - February 2, 2107

Feb 2, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Kim Carson reviews yesterday’s county council meeting. Dr. Lawrence Yun - Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors will be presenting his statistical analysis of the current market conditions to members of the Park City Board of Realtors. He gives us a preview. Photographer Christopher Boffoli photographs are on display at the Kimball Art Center Cafe Gallery.

Local News Hour - February 1, 2017

Feb 1, 2017

On today’s program,  Park City School District Special Education Director Jennifer Slade talks about her new job and what she hopes to accomplish with news that the school district is not in compliance with federal law.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has a Sundance recap from law enforcement’s perspective. Seanna Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with True North Treatment Center in Utah County, talks about her citizen petition calling for immediate action by state lawmakers to fund treatment programs and medication for those battling opiate addictions and Executive Director of Swaner Nature Preserve Nell Larson talks about some upcoming events.

Local News Hour - January 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to UtahPolicy.com Managing Editor Bryon Schott who has his weekly Legislative update. Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has his weekly update and Author and Public Speaker Fran Lebowitz has details on her upcoming performance at the Eccles Center Saturday night. 

Local News Hour - January 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

On today’s Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Erin & Ryan Ferguson  from the group Save People Save Wildlife who discuss what's happened regarding wildlife issues since last year's open house at the Richins Building with DWR & UDOT. Park City Council member Tim Henney is in to talk about last night’s city council meeting. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen and Board Chairman Bruce Erickson talk about her resignation and what's next and Scott Tanner PCHS/TMJH Director of Orchestras has details about tonight’s Baroque Chamber concern at PC Community Church.

 

Sundance Reel - Janaury 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

The Sundance Reel with Leslie Thatcher and  Co-Host Mark Harrington

9:12 Salt Lake Tribune Film Critic Sean Means has a rundown of his favorite films and highlights during this year’s festival.

9:36  Director of the World Documentary –Machines - Rahul Jain talks about his film that is a silent tribute to India’s textile workers.

9:48 Director of the Documentary Premier Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities- Mark .

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