Renai Bodley

Reporter

Renai is a 25 year veteran of the television news business and KPCW is her first venture in radio reporting.  Renai was a television 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.  Her focus is on Wasatch County and Heber City, but she also enjoys telling stories that appeal to KPCW listeners everywhere.  She would also love to be a volunteer DJ, but alas, she is forbidden from sharing her love for Barry Manilow, Carpenters and Bread on the air.  

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.

 

The Local News Hour - February 23, 2107

Feb 23, 2017

On today's Local News Hour host Renai Bodley talks to Summit County Council member Glenn Wright about the recent Council of Governments meeting where east side mayors spoke to the council about zoning changes and possible transportation projects.

Local News Hour - February 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017

On today’s Local News Hour, Renai Bodley speaks with Ryan Starks from the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce. The second guests are Brooke Hontz and Ben Castro with Summit County RAP tax. Finally,  Sally Elliot and Beth Armstrong are in studio bringing us up to date on the immigration meeting Thursday night.

Both Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez released statements Saturday about the four people arrested Friday morning in Park City by immigration enforcement officers.  The statements are below:  

 

From Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter:

 

Immigration officers arrested four people in the Park City area Friday.   Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter says the arrests were made by Enforcement Removal Operation officers, who are part of  Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE.   Carpenter said the Park City Police Department had nothing to do with the arrests.  He added that he spoke to the Summit County Sheriff's Office and the Utah Attorney General's office, and those agencies didn't know of the arrests either.

Utah Department of Transportation

Traffic on State Route 224 could be slow this week due to road work between Kimball Junction and Canyons Village.  Utah Department of Transportation crews are repairing damaged pavement near the intersection with Cove Canyon Road.  UDOT spokesman John Gleason says water runoff in the area has caused the road to buckle.  He says engineers on the scene aren't sure why there's so much water in the area.   Summit County Public Works Director Derrick Radke says a county engineer is also on site assisting UDOT crews.

KPCW

The push to raise millions of dollars to save a beloved parcel of open space is entering its final month.    It’s an effort that’s been in the headlines since last summer, and the county that contains that land is now joining the conversation.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more on what Wasatch County is doing in regards to Bonanza Flat.

KPCW

Road repairs took longer than expected Wednesday night, causing an evening rush hour backup on 224.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, UDOT warned drivers about pothole repairs on SR 224 near the McPolin Barn.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Summit County is giving Oakley City $500,000 to preserve land along the Weber River.  And the city's former mayor says it benefits all of Summit County.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

The pieces are falling into place to preserve a stretch of river front in Oakley.   Soon, the public will have a chance to weigh in on the plan.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has an update: 

If you live in the east side of Summit County, in areas including Kamas, Oakley, Francis, Woodland and Coalville, or in the Synderville Basin in Silver Springs, Ranch Place, Jeremy Ranch and Pinebrook, the man who represents you in the Utah legislature wants to know what you think about several issues on Capitol Hill.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more on Utah House District 53 Representative Logan Wilde's survey:

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A resolution urging President Trump to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument is moving quickly through Utah's Legislature.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

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