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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Local News Hour - March 1, 2018

Mar 1, 2018

On today’s program, Summit County Council Member Kim Carson recaps Wednesday's meeting, Park City Planning Commissioner John Phillips discusses Wednesday's meeting ,and Park City Chamber/Bureau President Bill Malone updates us on the Utah legislative session.

Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber recaps Tuesday's meeting, State Representative Tim Quinn calls in with a legislative update, and Park City Police Officer Terry Knechtel has details on this year’s Citizens Police Academy.

Local News Hour - February 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018

Guests this morning are Summit County Manager Tom Fisher, who discusses the agenda for Wednesday’s county council meeting, and Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson, who previews Wednesday’s planning commission agenda.

Local News Hour - February 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

Leading off, Bryan Schott, managing editor of UtahPolicy.com, gives an update on the Utah legislature’s current session. Then Park City School Superintendent Ember Conley previews tomorrow's School Board meeting agenda. And Tom Kelly, spokesman for U.S. Ski & Snowboard recaps the Winter Olympics.

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While the project is still in the planning process with Wasatch County, representatives for the Extell Development Company made a rare appearance before members of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to give them a glimpse of what's to come. Leslie Thatcher has this report.

With the consolidation of five separate winter sports teams under the newly branded Park City Ski and Snowboard Team, the number of events that are now managed by the single club is creating a need for more volunteers. Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Local News Hour - February 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018

On today’s program, Greg Gange has today’s avalanche forecast. Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation Director and member of Utah’s Olympic Exploratory Committee, Colin Hilton discusses Utah's future Olympic bid. Park City Summit County Arts Council Director Hadley Dynak has details about upcoming Project ABC open houses starting Tuesday in Coalville. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Spokesman Tom Kelly has an Olympic Update on Women's Big Air Snowboarding and Women's Alpine Combined.

A Wasatch High School student is in custody after a classmate alerted authorities Wednesday night that a fellow student was threatening gun violence on social media. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - February 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018

First up, Drew Hardesty has today’s Utah avalanche forecast. Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong recaps yesterday's meeting. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber gives a legislative update. Ron Phillips, General Manager with the Jordanelle Special Services District, discusses plans to build a new administrative facility, the response to new building, growth in the district, what's happening with the Mayflower development, and the water needs of that project.

Park City Board of Realtor President Todd Anderson checks in with a monthly update. Mark Enderle, a partner of Storied Development Company, details his company’s acquisition of Tuhaye, the Talisker Club and multiple Empire Pass condominiums sites. U.S. Ski & Snowboard spokesman Tom Kelly has an Olympic update on women's downhill, ski halfpipe and women's Nordic team sprint. And Sara Studebaker-Hall, Cross Country Programs Manager for Solider Hollow Nordic Center, talks about the new biathlon program and the Cross Country Junior National Championships coming in March.