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.

Ways to Connect

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Utah Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell; Summit County Council Member Tal Adair; Woodland resident Seth Winterton who will be running for House District 53 and Artistic Director Bill T. Jones.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone, Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Manager Nate Rockwood preview Thursday's City Council agenda and Park City School Board Member Tania Knauer and Community Relations Specialist Molly Miller review Tuesday's School Board meeting.

Park City Medical Center

In four years, three Wasatch Back babies will be celebrating their official "first" birthdays. Leslie Thatcher introduces us to the area's three newest residents born on February 29th.

Centers for Disease Control

Utah public health officials have received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a Utah resident has tested positive for the Zika virus. Meanwhile it's a topic to be discussed by the Summit County Council on Wednesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

More info on the Zika Virus here.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the Director of the Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox; Summit County Manager Tom Fisher; Park City Recreation Manager Ken Fisher and Project Manager Mark Vlasic with Landmark Design; and Tracy Mullen, Director of Sales and Marketing for the DeJoria Center at High Star Ranch.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Managing Editor of UtahPolicy.com Bryan Schott; Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley and Tom Kelly with USSA has the teams' weekly update.

Joe Simmons has this week's Miner Nation Report.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member and Former Chairman of the Summit County Republican Party Tal Adair; Park City Council Member Andy Beerman; and Randy Fevero and Debra Cook talk about the upcoming Messiah Sing Along.

Ola-Ola

The film Brooklyn - awarded Best British Film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture - premiered right here in Park City at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Barbara Bretz has this week's Friday Film Review.

Jesse Shetler

** UPDATE ** - Jose Fernandez was taken off life support on Friday evening with his family by his side. Police say the suspect in the case, 27-year-old James Enoch Henfling, of Midvale will now be charged with homocide. Henfling makes his first court appearance Monday morning.

Friends are hoping to ease the tragedy just a bit and have set up a go fund me account. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Jose Fernandez  Go Fund Me account here.

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