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 - February 1, 2017

Feb 1, 2017

On today’s program,  Park City School District Special Education Director Jennifer Slade talks about her new job and what she hopes to accomplish with news that the school district is not in compliance with federal law.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has a Sundance recap from law enforcement’s perspective. Seanna Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with True North Treatment Center in Utah County, talks about her citizen petition calling for immediate action by state lawmakers to fund treatment programs and medication for those battling opiate addictions and Executive Director of Swaner Nature Preserve Nell Larson talks about some upcoming events.

Local News Hour - January 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to UtahPolicy.com Managing Editor Bryon Schott who has his weekly Legislative update. Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has his weekly update and Author and Public Speaker Fran Lebowitz has details on her upcoming performance at the Eccles Center Saturday night. 

Local News Hour - January 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

On today’s Local News Hour, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Erin & Ryan Ferguson  from the group Save People Save Wildlife who discuss what's happened regarding wildlife issues since last year's open house at the Richins Building with DWR & UDOT. Park City Council member Tim Henney is in to talk about last night’s city council meeting. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen and Board Chairman Bruce Erickson talk about her resignation and what's next and Scott Tanner PCHS/TMJH Director of Orchestras has details about tonight’s Baroque Chamber concern at PC Community Church.

 

Sundance Reel - Janaury 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

The Sundance Reel with Leslie Thatcher and  Co-Host Mark Harrington

9:12 Salt Lake Tribune Film Critic Sean Means has a rundown of his favorite films and highlights during this year’s festival.

9:36  Director of the World Documentary –Machines - Rahul Jain talks about his film that is a silent tribute to India’s textile workers.

9:48 Director of the Documentary Premier Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities- Mark .

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After 17 years at the helm, Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen has announced her resignation. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong to discuss yesterday’s meeting. Utah Rep. Tim Quinn discusses the new legislative session and Sundance Senior Programmer Caroline Libresco discusses this year's festival.

Sundance Reel - January 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017

Sundance Reel with Leslie Thatcher and Co-Host - Barbara Bretz

9:10am Director Ifunanya "Funa" Maduaka talks about her Short Film, Waiting For Hassana

9:25am Director Pascale Lamache with the World Documentary Competition film, Winnie.

9:35am Director Ramona Diaz for the World documentary, Motherland

9:45am Director Christina Turner with the short film - Hold On

9:50am Director Michael Barnett  with Mars Generation - part of this year’s Sundance Kids Program

Local News Hour - January 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Members JJ Ehlers and Andrew Caplan about yesterdays’ meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster  and Economic Development Manager Jason Glidden discuss the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Hadley Dynak, Executive Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council talks about the Arts Council working with the SLC Creative Mornings Chapter to host a satellite of their monthly meet-up in Park City on Friday.

Sundance Reel - January 25, 2107

Jan 25, 2017

Sundance Reel with Leslie Thatcher and Co-Host Katy Wang

Director Laura Dunn discusses her Documentary Premiere, Look and See-A Portrait of Wendell Berry. Director Brian Knappenberger talks about his film Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press. The director of the premier Sidney Hall, Shawn Christensen is in and Director Kitty Green and Producer Scott Macaulay with the Film, Casting Jon Benet, discuss their experimental documentary.

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