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.

Ways to Connect

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to the Park City Board of Realtors President Todd Anderson, who has details on last month’s awards as well as an update from the mid-year legislative meetings in Washington, DC, and news from the Wasatch Back Economic Summit. Park City environmental sustainability project manager Celia Peterson summarizes last week's Wattsmart Communities meeting and tells what's next. Park City Institute executive director Teri Orr discusses the summer pop-up concert series and the addition of one more act.

Local News Hour - May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

On today’s program, Charlie Sturgis has this week’s Mountain Trails report. President of the Brighton Estates Property Owners Association Mark Fischer responds to last night's discussion on the Bonanza Flat conservation easement and master plan. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's lengthy meeting and Van Hemeyer – Vice President of Business Development for Extell Development Company has an update on the progress being made on the Wasatch County Mayflower expansion of Deer Valley Resort. 

Local News Hour - May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher conducts a final interview with Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley before she leaves for her new position in Mesa, AZ. Park City Republican Jeff Wright speaks  about the Better Boundaries ballot initiative’s  road to certification and November’s ballot.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Erin Grady and Business Administrator Todd Hauber who have a recap about Tuesday's meeting.

Local News Hour - May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018

On today’s program, Human Resources attorney Mike O'Brien, one of the panelists on Thursday’s #metoo panel discusses sexual harassment in the work place.  Summit County Fire Warden Bruce Boyer and Health Department PIO Derek Siddoway have details on the upcoming Community Disaster Preparedness Open House May 24 and the upcoming wildfire season.

Local News Hour - May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Interim Superintendent David Gomez who previews Tuesday’s School Board meeting agenda. Park City and Summit County Transportation Planning Managers Alfred Knotts and Caroline Rodriguez have updates on a number of on-going projects and Park City Education Foundation Programs Director Kara Cody and Programs Manager Sara Hutchinson have details on the $300,000 in school grants that were just awarded.

Hold the beef and the cheese and join Park City Mayor Andy Beerman for a 10-day vegan diet starting Monday. Leslie Thatcher has more. 

At the request of a constituent, Park City Mayor Andy Beerman agreed to try a 10-day plant based vegan diet. And he’s encouraging others to join him. Shortly after the election, a local vegan advocate Kent Mauer asked the new mayor if he’d be willing to set an example. Beerman says now is the time.                

On today’s program, we welcome back the Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis. House District 1 Democratic primary candidate Lee Castillo discusses his election platform against primary candidate Kurt Weiland. Park City Community Foundation Development and Special Projects Director Diego Zegarra has details on the just concluded Solomon Fund grants process which awarded almost $90,000 to 17 different organizations.

Local News Hour - May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Kim Carson who has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Executive Director  of TRUCE, Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education,  Christine Stenquist has news on efforts to pay canvassers to go door to door asking petition signers to rescind their signatures from the cannabis initiative petition.

Local News Hour - May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018

On Today’s Program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to House District 1 Democratic Primary Candidate Kurt Weiland. Wasatch Speaker Series founder Gary Lauer with details for next year’s season. Summit County Health Department Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coordinator Aaron Newman and Valley Behavioral Health Summit County Director Dodi Wilson join to discuss the county’s mental health and substance abuse area plan. New Kimball Art Center Café operator Ellie Shropshire and Kimbal Director Jory Macomber have details on the café’s reopening.

  

 

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