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 Winter Sports School

  Students at the Winter Sports School came back to class Monday after a week off.  While they were gone, one of their classmates, Sam Jackenthal, suffered a head injury in Australia.    One of the first things the students did was send a positive message to their friend.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

From Team Park City United:

Emery County Sheriff's Office

  A man from Park City and a man from Heber city escaped uninjured after the small plane they were in crashed at the Mexican Mountain Airstrip Saturday morning.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.  

Park City Fire District

  Calm winds and good defensible space made quick work for Park City firefighters as they fought a wildfire in Stagecoach Estates Saturday afternoon.   Park City Battalion Chief Ray Huntzinger tells KPCW that the fire started around 3:30pm and forced the evacuation of three homes near Lower Cove Road.   Huntzinger says the fire came within 15 feet of a cabin.  A man staying at that cabin tried to put out the fire himself and suffered minor injuries.  He was treated at the scene and did not need additional medical care.

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night at Willow Creek Park to show support and encouragement for 16 year-old Sam Jackenthal,  an up and coming freeride skier, who suffered a serious accident while free-sking in Australia this week.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.

  Bike thefts are on the rise in Park City and Summit County.   It seems no one is immune since the bikes are disappearing from hotels, homes and cars.  Now police have a key piece of evidence they hope will help them catch the thieves.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.  

  If you don't like the looks of that property tax bill you received at the end of July, time is running out to change it.  The deadline to file an appeal with the County Assessor's office is next Tuesday, September 15.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has more.

Congress gets back to work September 8th.   A top priority for lawmakers will be the federal budget.  KPCW's Renai Bodley spoke to Utah Senator Mike Lee and Utah Democratic leaders about what's at stake.

  On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Summit County officials held an Open House at the Sheldon Richins Building to unveil the results of a traffic study by the County and Utah Department of Transportation that calls for the construction of two roundabouts between Pinebrook and Jeremy Ranch.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.  

Utah's newest town is in Wasatch County and sits right above Midway.  Interlaken officially became a town this spring and elected a town council and Mayor.  One city council member says it's time to make some tough decisions.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story. 

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Relief is on the way for pedestrians on Heber City's Main Street.  As KPCW's Renai Bodley reports, police and residents are happy to hear about UDOT's Hawk Signal. 

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