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

Local News Hour - October 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Members Anne Peters and Andrew Caplan who preview tomorrow's School Board meeting agenda which includes a single topic – an update on the Strategic Plan. Kathy King with Canines with a Cause and Artique Owner Katie Stellpflug discuss their November 3rd event to celebrate Veteran’s Day and raise awareness about PTSD in the military.

For the last few years, the Tech team at Basin Recreation has patched its aging website with band-aids as it waits to unveil its new website on November 1st. But the patches haven't held, and the website was hacked one more time this weekend. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - October 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Charlie Sturgis who has this week’s Mountain Trails Report. South Summit School District Superintendent, Shad Sorenson and Business Administrator, Kip Bigelow have details about the school bond, the new Silver Creek Academy and final enrollment numbers in the school district. Park City High School students Faith Staley and Latino's in Action Co president Melissa Mellin and Vice President, Sadie Ortiz talk about their recent efforts to fight racial injustice and offensive social media postings and Park City Ski and Snowboard Ex.

Local News Hour - October 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017

On today’s program,  Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt who has an update of this month's edition of "What's That with Pat? Executive Director of Nordic Sport, Billy Demong has details on the first ever Nordic Women’s Ski Jumping National Team and Anette Verlarde founder and co-writer of Giving A Bleep talks about  this year's show which opens next Friday and runs for two weekends.

Salt Lake City has taken the first step in bringing back the Winter Olympics to Utah and Park City. At a press conference Thursday, a number of Park City residents were named to serve on what’s called a OEC – an Olympic Exploratory Committee.  Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Park City is looking for someone to lease the now-empty coffee shop of the Park City Library and are hopeful they can have someone in there before the holidays. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap from Wednesday's meeting. Summit County Library Director Dan Compton will talk about his plans for the new South Summit Library. Leisa Mukai - the new Education and Awareness Coordinator for Peace House talks about her efforts this month as October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Kimball Art Center Artistic Director Amy MacDonald has an art center update.

Local News Hour - October 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan who has a recap about yesterday’s meeting. Summit County Health Dept. Educator Carolyn Rose discusses women's health and breast cancer awareness. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Rachel Kahler, Event Manager with Heber Valley Chamber and Ranger Doug with Riders in the Sky have details about this year’s Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering Oct. 25 – 29th.

The Park City Council has officially adopted a green policy -- the first of its kind nationwide -- that will apply for all new municipal buildings built from now on. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - October 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017

ON today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher who discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra is in with a monthly update and discusses the future of plastic recycling. PC Unidos Co-Presidents Pepe Grimaldo and Max Centuro have details on a candidate forum for the Latino community on Friday, October 20 6 pm at People's Health Clinic and MC Yogi  has details on his Spiritual Graffiti Book Tour taking place at The Shop on Oct. 24.

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