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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Originally aired April 22, 2013.

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.

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.

  Originally aired on April 11, 2013.

One of the co-founders of KPCW, Dan Wilcox has died.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this tribute to one the best-loved voices of Park City public radio.

  Originally aired on April 10, 2013.

Summit County Republicans will meet at their county convention tomorrow night where they will elect their new officers now that current party chairman Henry Glasheen has announced he’ll be running for that position on the state level.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Originally aired on April 10, 2013.

Treasure Mountain Junior High School teacher Julie Hooker is this month’s Utah Jazz/Century Link All-Star teacher and as a winner, she and her student – 9th grader Micaela Berglund were invited to last week’s Jazz game.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

Originally aired on April 8, 2013.

Park City’s Ted Ligety – whose ski season this year will go down in the history books – was welcomed home Saturday after a long and very winning winter.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Originally aired April 3, 2013.

The 5th annual Lifty Invitational - showing off the stuff of our local lift operators – is underway with the finals scheduled for Friday.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

  Originally aired on April 3, 2013.

A Utah man with more than 40 years of experience as a teacher and principal pleaded guilty to forcible sodomy charges this week.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired April 2, 2013.

The few remaining tenants in the Main Street Mall at 333 Main Street have been put on notice that they need to be out of the building by the end of April.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.