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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A former Park City police officer is behind bars – charged with 5 felonies for stealing money from the police evidence room as well as a non-profit organization that helps buy Christmas presents for kids.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

graphic by Monika Guendner / KPCW

America’s rivers – controlled by dams, levees and dredging – at what cost?  Amy Mills reviews Daniel McCool’s latest book, River Republic:  The Fall and Rise of America’s Rivers.

The Park City High School Academic Decathlon team was challenged this year at the National championships – having to compete in the medium school category for the first time.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City real estate market is bounding back and the numbers for the first quarter of 2013 are looking strong.  KCPW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Even with overwhelming public support for renewable energy - Utah's renewable energy production has remained stagnant.  But HEAL Utah - and some Summit County residents - hope to change that.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Although Summit County sheriff Dave Edmunds was one of three finalists for the State of Utah Department of Corrections director, Governor Gary Herbert has chosen someone else. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

In a landmark case, The United States Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments about whether California's Prop 8 should be overturned.  For one Park City resident - it was an opportunity not to be missed.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

A documentary film that tells the stories of nine unforgettable girls who dream about getting an education will be screened March 20th at the Eccles Center. Leslie Thatcher has more.

In a recent letter to President Barack Obama, 28 of 29 Utah county sheriffs expressed their sorrow for the recent mass shootings but said they will not enforce what they refer to as “unconstitutional” guns law reform that President Obama has called for. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

A Park City woman has died of injuries she suffered in an ice climbing accident last week. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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