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.

 

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Deep snow and freezing temperatures have created a problem for deer in Summit County, and wildlife experts are trying to help.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

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The Utah Democratic Party says it wants to reach out to everyone who participated in the March caucus meetings.  Party officials are coming to the Wasatch Back Tuesday night for what they call a "Listening Tour."  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Thousands Join Park City Women's March on Main

Jan 21, 2017

City officials say eight-to-ten thousand people attended Saturday's Women's March on Main.  KPCW's Renai Bodley talked to some of the marchers:

And here are some highlights from the speeches at the rally:  

The Women's March on Main is taking shape.  Organizers have released more details, including where to park, how to get to the march and a list of speakers for Saturday's event.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more: 

Meanwhile Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter says his department is ready for the march:

Kimball Art Center

A new exhibit at the Kimball Art Center celebrates the independent spirit of Sundance.  Thirty-three artists represent the thirty-three years of the film festival.   And a popular writer, director and producer helped put the show together. KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:  

Park City leaders say the Tour of Utah is a valued event, and even though they didn't get it this year, they hope it will return.  Meanwhile, the head of Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce says the area is looking forward to being in the cycling spotlight.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has reaction to the Tour's announcement of its 2017 host cities.

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The Tour of Utah just announced the route for this year's race and Park City isn't on the list.  However, Heber City is. The Tour dates this year are July 31 - August 6.   The race will start in Logan, then head to Brigham City and Snowbasin for Stage 2.  Stage 3 will feature individual time trials in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  South Jordan will host Stage 4.  Stage 5 will be in Davis County, starting in Layton City and ending in Bountiful.  Stage 6 will be in Heber Valley at Soldier Hollow and end at Snowbird.  The final stage will be in Salt Lake City.

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The local organizer of the Women's March on Main says there could be "thousands" at the event which takes place Saturday, January 21, 2017.  That's also anticipated to be one of the busiest days of the Sundance Film Festival.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

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Park City Council has a new way to get the public involved in city politics, but there may be a slight legal snag in their outreach project.   The issue involves how many council members participate.  If there are more than two members present, the gathering could violate Utah's Open Meetings Act.  That was the case January 3, 2017, at the "Apres With Council" meeting at Old Town Cellars, when all but one council member addressed the crowd.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

This Green Earth - January 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

On the January 10th show, Nell Larson and guest cohost Renai Bodley started by talking with Sheryl Carter, Co-Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Energy Program, about the future of renewable and clean energy here in the United States.

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