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

The Park City Council Thursday got its first look, at the  city manager recommended budget - that includes no tax increase but does recommend cutting some expensive capital projects in order to lower the bond amount for the possible purchase of Treasure Hill. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News Hour - May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt who has an with an update on development projects throughout the county. Deer Valley Branding Director Coleen Reardon and Darin Piccoli  from State Room announce the lineup of the inaugural Deer Valley Concert Series. Park City Council member Steve Joyce with a recap of last night's meeting.

On Today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park Naturalist at Wasatch Mountain State Park Naturalist, Kathy Donnell. Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Author and CEO of Authentic Strength Advantage  Fatima Doman discusses her new book “True You: Authentic Strengths for Kids” and Johnny Samaniego and Thomas Valles talk about how they excelled in the face of adversity and are now sharing their story with kids across the country, including right here in Park City.  

Local News Hour - May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and  Business Administrator Todd Hauber who discuss yesterday’s school board meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen have a preview of Thursday’s City Council agenda and a Heinrich Deters from Young Riders has details on this year's Bike Swap.

Local News Hour - May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018

This morning, Cheryl Fox, executive director of Summit Land Conservancy, talks about open space issues; Janna Young, Summit County deputy manager, previews the agenda for Wednesday’s county council meeting; and Beth Ann Schneider, spokeswoman for the Utah Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, provides details about Saturday’s opening of CAF Heber Valley Museum.

  

On today's program, Park City School District Interim Superintendent David Gomez has details about Tuesday's school board meeting. 

Jesse Hunt, the executive director of the Park City Ski and Snowboard has accepted an offer from U.S. Ski and Snowboard to return as Alpine Director for the national teams. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

After his ski racing career ended, Jesse Hunt went to work for the organization for the U. S. Ski Team for 16 years, leaving as the Alpine Director in 2009 to take on the role of Program Director of the Park City Ski Team.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Republican Primary Candidate Ron Winterton about his run for Senate District 26.  County Council Member Glenn Wright discusses the Council's visit to the conference of Utah Association of Counties held in St. George. Shauna Weist, Executive Director of Connect Summit County previews Mental Health Awareness Month beginning with the first event on May 1.

Local News Hour - April 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Republican Party primary candidate Brian Goram, one of three candidates running for Utah Senate District 26 seat. Lynsey Gammon Programs Director  with Summit Community Gardens has details about the opening of the garden and  Park City Institute Directir Teri Orr, reviews the St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights summer concert lineup and possbile new concert venue.

Local News Hour - April 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018

First up is a chat with Jesse Hunt, the new alpine director for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Then Utah State University Professor Barty Warren-Kretzschmar has details about the bioregional report her graduate students are preparing for Park City Municipal Corporation. Finally, Park City resident Jack Rubin, one of three Republican candidates for Utah Senate District 26, talks about his candidacy.

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