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 - April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong updates us on yesterday’s County Council meeting. President and CEO of The Center for of Health Care Services, Leon Evans - who is the keynote speaker for tomorrow's Summit County Mental Wellness Solutions. He will be speaking on "Getting it Right on Mental Health and Substance Abuse: The San Antonio Experience.

On today’s program, Park City School Board members Julie Eihausen and Petra Butler discuss Tuesday's school board meeting. Newly hired Summit County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coordinator Aaron Newman talks about his position and what he hopes to accomplish and Bill Rock, COO of Park City Mountain Resort, with the winter season wrap-up.

On today’s program, Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Bob Wheaton, President and General Manager  of Deer Valley has the ski season wrap-up. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra and Mollie Brooks are in with a monthly update and Terri Goodall - Wasatch County Democrat Party Chair, discusses the upcoming party leadership election.

Local News Hour - April 17, 2017

Apr 17, 2017

ON today’s program, Summit County staff planners Tiffany Robinson and Sean Lewis discuss the items on Tuesday’s special meeting of the Snyderville Planning Commission. Ryan Walsh, Colleen McGinn and Sarah Jo Dickens - members of Leadership Class 23 – announce this year's class project. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews the School Board meeting which includes a preliminary look at next year’s school budget and Josh Hobson lead organizer for the Park City March for Science has details on Saturday’s event.

Summit County

With spring coming on, Summit County's planning and building staff expect to see quite a bit of development coming on. Rick Brough has more.

Wasatch County

On Wednesday, the Wasatch County Council reversed its stance and has now agreed to financially support Park City's effort to Save Bonanza Flat. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - April 14, 2017

Apr 14, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has his monthly update of "What's That with Pat” – a look at the development projects planned and on-going in Summit County. Park City Council member Tim Henney discusses last night's meeting and Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison discusses the free day coming up on Monday and a new traveling exhibit about prohibition.

Local News Hour - April 13, 2107

Apr 13, 2017

On today’s program, Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce discusses Wednesday's meeting. Dixon Resources Unlimited Principal Julie Dixon and Park City Parking and Fleet Manager, Kinzie Coulson  talk about the $2.6 million dollar Parking Management Solution, it's implementation and outreach and she follows up on yesterday’s parking meeting. Basket Weaver Stephanie Wood and Kimball Art Center Education Specialist Jocelyn Scudder talk about the upcoming visiting artist workshops and Youth Sports Report monthly update.

On today’s program, Snyderville Planning Chairwoman Bea Peck discusses Tuesday’s meeting. President of Park City Women's Business Network Kathleen Barlow joins Kirsten Fox who was named as this year’s Business Woman of the Year Kristen Fox.

A member of the Wasatch County Council is asking his colleagues to consider a contribution to save Bonanza Flat – the nearly 14-hundred acres that are in Wasatch County and Park City is hoping to purchase.  In a tweet on April 7, Wasatch County Council member Danny Goode gave his followers a heads up that the request would be on the agenda for April 12th. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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