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 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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Sochi Olympics
2:59 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Olympic Athlete Hopes to Help Stray Dogs in Sochi

After reports that stray dogs in Sochi, Russia, were at risk of being euthanized, on Olympic athlete hopes to do something about it. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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DeeDee Corradini
2:37 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Park City Resident Breaths Sigh of Relief after Women's Ski Jumping Debut

As 30 women made their Olympic debut in last Tuesday's ski jumping competition, one Park City resident who helped make that happen breathed a sigh of relief. And now she has her sights set on opening the large hill to women too. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports. 

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Abortion Forum
12:04 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

The Project for Deeper Understanding Hosts Abortion Forum

The Project for Deeper Understanding takes on the sensitive topic of abortion at it's forum next week.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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