Renai Bodley

General Manager

Renai Bodley became General Manager of KPCW in June, 2017. Previously, she was a reporter at KPCW. Renai is a 25 year veteran of the television news business.  She was a news producer in Roanoke, VA, Richmond, VA, Miami, FL, and Washington, DC before moving to Utah in 1996 to be the Executive Producer at KSTU Fox 13.  In 1999, she was promoted to Vice President/News Director.  Under Renai’s tenure, Fox 13 expanded its news coverage from 2.5 hours to 10 hours of news a day.  She retired in July, 2015, to enjoy her new home in Park City; but she couldn’t stay out of a newsroom for long.  Less than a month later she signed on with KPCW as a reporter, and less than two years later she was promoted to General Manager when Larry Warren retired.

Renai is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Radio Television Digital News Association.  She grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Language and Literature. She was an inaugural fellow of the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism (1998) and has been invited back several times as a speaker and attendee.  Renai has a passion for politics and was a founding board member of the Utah Debate Commission.   She considers Utah home, and enjoys playing the role of Park City tour guide for her out-of-state friends and family.

 

Mountain Money - July 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

Renai and Doug’s guests on Mountain Money today included Val Hale, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Theresa Foxley, CEO Economic Development Corporation of Utah and Park City Chamber President and CEO, Bill Malone.

The Mountain Life - July 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017

Renai Bodley and Dave Cushing interview Dr. Stuart Shanker, a Canadian psychologist with a new and very practical book about raising our kids: “Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life”. Then they talk with local Pilates instructor Tracy Powers about the work she and her colleagues do at their Range studio in town. Hint: they teach Pilates and also the specialized fitness techniques of Gyrotonic.

On today’s program, Renai Bodley and Doug Wells visit with Chris Byers who is the Senior Vice President of Leasing for the new Canyon Corners retail development located at Kimball Junction. The second guest on the program is Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra, the manufacturer of the new electric busses running in Park City. 

Renai and co-host Bob Hendricks speak with Robert Bruce Shaw, the author of “extreme Teams.” He’s examined how innovative companies like Air BnB, Netflix, Pixar and Paragonia use a new model of team work to ensure their success. Then Vanessa Chapman is in studio to talk about Main Street Social – a new restaurant on Heber City’s main street.  

On today’s Mountain Money, Renai Bodley and Doug Wells visit with Ty Burrell and Jeff Barnard, the new owners of the Eating Establishment Restaurant in Park City.  The second guest is Nathan Rafferty, CEO/President of Ski Utah. In the final segment, Renai and Doug talk about your money.

The recent arrests of three Park City men on fraudulent ID charges have lead to efforts by some in the community to defend the men and help their family.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

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Trash pickup didn't happen for several Summit County residents Monday.   Their trash cans were left empty on purpose.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Local News Hour - May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

Park City has banned single-use plastic bags at large stores that sell groceries.  We'll hear from City Councilman Andy Beerman and the city's Director of Sustainability, Luke Cartin.   Phil Rozenski, Senior Director of Sustainability for Novolex also joins the discussion.

Should the Summit County Council raise property taxes?   Council member Glenn Wright breaks down the numbers.  Then, Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bea Peck talks about two big projects on the docket .  One is a 168-unit development on Rasmussen Road, that the developer says would be 70% affordable housing.  The other project consists of two new buildings at Quarry Village with “unique” characteristics. 

Local News Hour - May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

Park City has a new building chief, and he’s a familiar face.  David Thacker talks about how he will oversee the town’s building boom.       Then, City manager Diane Foster and Budget Operations Manager Jed Briggs discuss next year’s budget, a new event planner for the 4th of July, a resolution on Bonanza Flat, and brand-new condos that may become affordable housing in Prospector.

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