Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 23 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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Local News
10:14 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Quinn Junction Film Studio Partners With China Fund Company

Originally aired May 7, 2013.

A new partnership between the owners of the property at Quinn’s Junction slated for a film studio and a Chine fund management company has been forged to explore future business together.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
10:06 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Park City Police Chief Named President of State Association

Originally aired May 3, 2013.

Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has been elected as President of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Local News
1:22 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Park City Runner Wins Ultra Marathon In Morocco

Originally aired on April 26, 2013.

The 4th time must have been the charm for ultra-runner and Park city resident Meghan Hicks who recently  won the female category of the Marathon of the Sands.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

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Local Faces
10:53 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Fast PC Runner Out Of Harm's Way At Boston Marathon

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

A half-dozen Park City residents ran the 2013 Boston Marathon.  One of them was Joe Cronley who tells KPCW he was well out of harm’s way given that he was one of the first groups to cross the finish line.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has his story.

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USSA
10:49 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Local Athlete and Non-Profit Win Governors Sports Awards

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

A Park City athlete and non-profit sports association were honored at the 2nd annual Governor State of Sports Awards.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this report.

Transportation
10:46 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

PC - SLC Bus Ridership Increases

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

After a lackluster start, bus service between Park City and Salt Lake has seen a boost in ridership – since the fare was cut and free transfers instituted.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this report.

Construction
10:45 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

I-80 Under Construction Again this Summer

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

A summer without road construction on Interstate 80?  Well not this year.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports on one the Utah Department of Transportation’s top 10 projects for the summer for 2013.

Local Faces
10:34 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Miss Billie Passes Away

Originally aired April 22, 2013.

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Local Faces
9:58 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Park City Avalanche Forecaster Swept Away in Avalanche

Originally aired April 15, 2013.

A report issued by the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center says that Park City avalanche forecaster Craig Patterson died as a result of a very small avalanche with a very bad ride.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this update.

Local News
9:50 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Police Identify Victims Of Oakley Murder/Suicide

Originally aired on April 15, 2013.

The Summit County Sheriff’s office has released the names of the Oakley couple involved in the murder/suicide Sunday.  The two deceased individuals are identified as 40 year old female Toni Lyn Cavagnaro and 45 year old male Sean Thomas Kenealey of Oakley.

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