Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 25 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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On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City Economic Development Director Jonathan Weidenhammer about Tuesday’s SEAC (Special Events Advisory Committee) recommendations to the city council. Park City Police Officer Leslie Welker and Steve Jensen have details about Sunday’s 9/11 Memorial Celebration. Ann Johnson and Whitney Leavitt invite the community to the domestic violence awareness event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and Aimee Preston, Youth Sports Alliance Director announces they have reached the $2-million mark for the Stein Eriksen Opportunity Endowment.

Local News Hour - September 7, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Dave Nichols, the chairman and founder of the U.S.  Adaptive Bobsled and Skeleton Association and one of 4 original founding athletes. The International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee decided Monday to include Paralympic bobsled and skeleton in the 2022 winter games. Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer is in studio with fire report on two fires burning in Summit County.

Local News Hour - September 6, 2016

Sep 6, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit Land Conservancy Director Cheryl Fox. Utah Clean Energy Project Coordinator Clayton Johnson announces that Mountain Town Community Solar will extend registration for another month. Park City has hired a new Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin and the Egyptian’s Youth Theater director Jamie Wilcox has details about this year’s school programs.

Lacey Furnish

Wasatch High School is investigating a safe schools violation which occurred in one of the school's parking lots Thursday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Vail Resorts

Your Epic pass,  just got, well, more epic. Leslie Thatcher explains.

Local News Hour - September 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson. North Summit Fire PIO Tyler Rowser has the latest on the Echo Canyon fire. Patricia Graham has details on    the September 17th Autumn Harvest rot raise funds for the education programs that Holy Cross Ministries pay for in Summit County and Singer Songwriter Jewel speaks about her upcoming Park City show, her new book and music.

  On today’s program, Utah State Parks Naturalist Kathy  Donnell has this month’s State Park’s update. Historic Park City Alliance Director Allison Kuhlow is leaving that post to accept a new job at the Park City Chamber Bureau. Park City Manager Diane Foster has details on tomorrow’s city council meeting and Park City Christian Center Director and Programs Director Pete Stoughton talk about the upcoming Hike for Hunger.

Local News Hour - August 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Manager Tom fisher and previews the agenda for Wednesday’s County Council meeting. Park City resident Erik Oberg discusses why he thinks the Park City School Board should reconsider its decision to eliminate the SAGE testing for 11th grade. Park City Rotarian Steve Joyce has details on the annual Miner’s Day celebration and Californian Brad Butler talks about his mother’s collection of Park City photographs and how he is opening up the collection to anyone who wants to use the photos royalty free.

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to former Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds who has been appointed to serve as Executive Director of the Utah Communications Authority. Marlene Peacock, and Jean Daly – co-presidents of Park City Friends of Library have information on this weekend’s used book sale and upcoming Author’s Luncheon. Sally Elliott and Rory Murphy invite the community to Wednesday’s Pik ‘n Shovel membership party at the Town Lift to support the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History.

Local News Hour - August 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

  On today’s program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Jeana New and Kate Geagan, both nutritionists and members of the Park City School District’s Children Nutrition Task Force to talk about the 15 to Clean program started in school cafeterias this year. Park City Council Member Tim Henney updates the council’s discussion on the Woodside Park affordable housing project.