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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Donors Found
2:30 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Matches Found!

Following a recent bone marrow registration event in Park City, a Park City woman and the son of a Park City couple have found nearly perfect matches to help beat their cancer. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Local News Hour

Morning Edition & The Local News Hour

with Leslie Thatcher

NPR's national show Morning Edition is interspersed with Park City's only daily local news source, live every weekday morning from 6:00 to 8:00 AM. Whether recapping the previous night's School Board meeting, informing listeners on a recent development on a government project or a featured story on a piece of local color, veteran news anchor Leslie Thatcher delivers the news that makes Park City a community.

Local News
2:34 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Vail Resorts Stock Traded Following Lease Announcement

Vail Resorts’ announcement last week that it’s leasing Canyons Resort didn’t go unnoticed in the stock market.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local Faces
2:33 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Craig Patterson Fundraiser

The Summit Park neighbors of Craig Patterson – the Utah Department of Transportation avalanche forecaster died in April in a snow slide in Big Cottonwood Canyon – are holding a fundraiser Saturday to help his family with some needed home repairs.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Arrests
10:32 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Former Park City Police Officer Arrested For Felony Theft

A former Park City police officer is behind bars – charged with 5 felonies for stealing money from the police evidence room as well as a non-profit organization that helps buy Christmas presents for kids.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Book Review
10:28 am
Tue May 14, 2013

May Book Review: River Republic

America’s rivers – controlled by dams, levees and dredging – at what cost?  Amy Mills reviews Daniel McCool’s latest book, River Republic:  The Fall and Rise of America’s Rivers.

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Student Achievement
2:39 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

PCHS Academic Decathlon Finishes 14th In Nationals

The Park City High School Academic Decathlon team was challenged this year at the National championships – having to compete in the medium school category for the first time.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Real Estate
10:06 am
Fri May 3, 2013

1st Quarter Real Estate Sales Strong

The Park City real estate market is bounding back and the numbers for the first quarter of 2013 are looking strong.  KCPW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Summit County
8:04 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Sheriff Dave Edmunds Overlooked For Dept. Of Corrections Director

Although Summit County sheriff Dave Edmunds was one of three finalists for the State of Utah Department of Corrections director, Governor Gary Herbert has chosen someone else. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.



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Local Faces
8:00 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Parkite Hears Supreme Court Argument

In a landmark case, The United States Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments about whether California's Prop 8 should be overturned.  For one Park City resident - it was an opportunity not to be missed.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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