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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9:50 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Sundance Archives Online

Tanya DeAngelis
Credit Leslie Thatcher

In a downtown Salt Lake City office building  rests the history of the Sundance Institute and all of its programs from summer theater productions to documentary lab program to the film festival.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher recently toured the archives, which aren't open to the public and has this report.

http://history.sundance.org/

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Building Figures
12:29 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Building Highest in 30 Years

Park City had its busiest building season in more than 30 years. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Park Rag
2:32 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Summit County Expands Citizen News Efforts with Park Rag

After more than a year of videotaping and posting the meetings of the Summit County Council online, Josh Mann is ready to expand his citizen news efforts with the Park Rag. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

The website: ParkRag.com

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FIS World Cup
2:32 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Defending Olympic Champ Celebrates Victory at FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup

Defending Olympic Champ Hannah Kearney celebrated her 100th World Cup start with a victory at last night's Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Arts & Culture
12:45 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Park City Stories - Dan Steffen

A Ski Interim Group
Credit Dan Steffen

40 years ago, in an act of self-preservation, long time ski school instructor Dan Steffen developed the Ski Interim program – a 4 week college course that taught college students from all across the country the Fundamentals of Skiing at the Park City Ski Resort.

   For about 700-hundred dollars, student skiers could ski for half a day and spend the rest of the day in the classroom learning about the evolution of skiing as well as the science of avalanches AND get college credit.

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