Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 23 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.

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Local Faces
3:32 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

American Idol Contestant Returns Happily To Park City

Austin Wolfe
Credit Leslie Thatcher

Park City High School student Austin Wolfe just had one of the most exciting times of her life competing in this season’s American Idol competition. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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2014 Winter Games
11:20 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Park City Skier Skis First Olympics

Dominic Demschar
Credit Herwig Demschar

Park City resident and a member of Team Australia Dominic Demschar competed in his first Olympics, turning in a respectable 39th finish out of 109 competitors in the Men's Giant Slalom.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Restaurants
11:18 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Park City Restaurants Land on 'Triple D' Program

Credit Sam Harris

Three Park City restaurants will be featured in an upcoming Food Network production - Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
11:13 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Women Ski Jumpers Make History

Deedee Corradini and Barb Jerome
Credit Leslie Thatcher

History was made in the 2014 Sochi Olympics when the world's women ski jumpers got to compete on the Olympic stage for the first time.  As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, for those who helped make it happen, it was a dream come true.

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Park City Stories
10:11 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Park City Stories - Clark Parkinson

Credit Special Collections Department at the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah

The second longest tenured employee at Park City Mountain Resort is Clark Parkinson. 

Parkinson - who worked in school school for 46 seasons - retired in 2009.  His record at the resort is only surpassed by Keith Bates who worked for 50 seasons before passing away this fall. Parkinson taught hundreds - perhaps thousands - of lessons as well as teaching his own children and 7 grandchildren to ski.  In this week's Park City Story, he takes a look back at that lengthy career and the changes in teaching techniques, ski shape and snow making...

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