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
5:34 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

STEM Initiative Launches $2,000,000

Heeding Governor Herbert's challenge to support science, technology, engineering and math or STEM education, businesses in Utah stepped up and launched a more than $2,000,000 media campaign to increase interest in STEM education. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Real Estate News
5:14 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Real Estate Growing In Wasatch Back

The Park City real estate market is inching its way back up... while the numbers still aren't close to the all-time record level of 2005, it's been an upward trend since 2009. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Arts & Culture
9:23 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Park City Stories - Jack Thomas

Skier Jack Thomas (doing the "cat out the window" trick), Jim Gaddis and Alf Engen
Credit Alf Engen Ski Museum

Park City’s new mayor Jack Thomas has deep roots in Park City.  His grandparents were married here and he starting coming up to stay at his Great Aunt Mame’s house at 39 King Road in the 1950s’.  As a lifelong skier, he used to ski race in high school and participated in the Knudson Cup.  In this week’s Park City Story, Thomas takes a look back at his last ski race he competed in.

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Local News
5:10 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Todd Hauber On Charter School Budgets

As lawmakers finish coming up with a base budget, the education appropriations committee is considering requests from Senator Howard Stephenson to look at new ways to fund the state's charter schools. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
5:10 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Nell Larsen Is Swaner Eco Center's New Director

Nell Larsen - who also serves as one of the co-hosts of This Green Earth, heard here on KPCW Tuesday mornings - has been named the new director of the Swaner Eco Center. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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