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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On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for the council meeting . Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday's planning commission meeting. Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen is in with her final monthly update. Her successor was named at yesterday’s board meeting and Kathleen Pitcher Tobey talks about The Conversation Project event scheduled for March 22nd at the Park City Hospital.

Park City Chamber Bureau Director Bill Malone discusses the results of this year's legislative session and his view of how it could affect tourism. Park City Council member Andy Beerman and Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher discuss the Bonanza Flat open space purchase with an update on Salt Lake Public Utilities financial contribution to the Bonanza Flat open space acquisition. PCSD Associate Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Technology Kathy Einhorn discusses Tuesday’s free Lunch and Learn on Student Testing.

Local News Hour - March 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Kim Carson reviews Wednesday’s County Council meeting.  The former Managing Director for Sundance Institute Sarah Pearce is joined by the woman stepping in her stead, Betsy Wallace to talk about the future for Pearce and Wallace’s contributions to future Sundance Film Festivals.

Brooke Mitchell and Dana Williams

Park City High School students and teachers were quick to the response Monday afternoon after reports of hate speech surfaced on three apartment buildings across the street from the high school. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - March 15, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

On today’s program, Author and former CEO of Charles Schwab, David Pottruck, is this year's guest for the Community Leadership presentation on Monday, March 20th.  Park City Manager Diane Foster discusses the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and planner Hannah Tyler provides background on the Land Management Code Amendments and Storefront Enhancement Program. Pete Stoughten and Rob Harter with the Christian Center promote their upcoming Easter Basket program and have a construction update.

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting including an uipdate on the Summit County Fair masterplan.

On today’s program, UtahPolicy.com Managing Editor Bryan Schott has his final 2017 legislative update. Summit County planner Amir Caus  talks about Tuesday’s  Snyderville Basin planning commission agenda. Park City Housing Specialist Rhoda Stauffer and Community Liaison Lynn Peek have details on Wednesday’s open house of upcoming Park City capital projects.

Local News Hour - March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017

On today’s program MARC Recreation Manager Karen Yokum talks about a few new programs being offered. Park City Parking & Fleet Supervisor Kensie Coulson , Parking Consultant Julie Dixon and Historic Park City Alliance Exec Director Michael Barille discuss the new paid parking program that rolls out June 1st. Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and Utah Open Lands Director Wendy Fisher review last night's meeting in which the council approved a second non-refundable $1.5 million payment to purchase Bonanza Flat.

Local News Hour - March 9, 2017

Mar 9, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong discusses items from yesterday’s meeting Park City Planning Commissioner Chair Adam Strachan discusses last night's meeting. The two big issues were Treasure and the Yard.

Local News Hour - March 8, 2017

Mar 8, 2017

On today’s program, Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and District Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss Tuesday's school board meeting.  In which the board decided to hold a multi-million dollar bond election November 7th. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and review the Climate Reality Project's Leadership training they attended last week. Derek Siddoway and SaRene Brooks with Summit County Health Dept.

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