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.

 

There will be a rally Friday, March 17, at noon at the Utah State Capitol to protest House Bill 155.  That's the bill the legislature just passed that lowers the drunk driving blood alcohol content limit for drivers to .05 from .08.  Governor Herbert has not signed the bill yet.  And a big effort is underway to keep him from doing so.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Salt Lake County Council voted against giving any money to save Bonanza Flat.   The Executive Director of Utah Open Lands calls the decision "devastating."   KPCW's Renai Bodley talked to Wendy Fisher the night of the council's vote:  

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Midway has jumped on the Bonanza Flat bandwagon.  The city council voted last week to give money to Park City's effort to buy and preserve the land.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

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On Saturday, March 4, a group of customers at Java Cow got into an argument with some Hispanic employees.   The customers were upset at how an American flag was displayed in the store.  One employee says he was physically assaulted.  

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There are less than two weeks left for Park City to raise the money it needs to buy Bonanza Flat.  And neighboring Salt Lake City says it wants to help.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

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The Heber City Planning Commission denied a request by the Karl Malone car dealership to turn an adjacent property into an employee parking lot.  And the debate centered around what is best for downtown Heber in the long run. KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

Local News Hour - February 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

It was a busy morning on The Local News Hour!  It started with Park City Fire District Chief Paul Hewitt talking about the snowy roads and how to protect yourself and your home with all the new snowfall.  Then Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and Assistant City Manager Matt Dias talk about proposed legislation regarding short-term, nightly rentals (AirBnB, VRBO) that could prevent the city from banning those rentals altogether.  (Right now there are several neighborhoods in Park City that don't allow them.)   And then... drum roll...

Utah is one step closer to being the first state to lower the blood alcohol limit for drivers to .05.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

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.

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