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.

 

Heber City

Should a gas station be built at the end of an airport runway?  Heber City Council is grappling with that issue, along with the possiblity of an airport upgrade.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story. 

Teressa Toombs

An area called 'Utah's Fairy Forest' is growing along the Mirror Lake Highway. And the people in charge of protecting the land are concerned about its increasing popularity.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.

Wallsburg for Responsible Growth

  Wasatch County Council and Wasatch Planning Commission meetings were standing-room-only last week. Most of the crowd came to express concerns about a proposed zoning change in the small town of Wallsburg.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.

  ATVs on the highway, nightly rentals in neighborhoods and a controversial development proposal are on the Wasatch County Council agenda.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has a preview:

There will be a public memorial service for Sam Jackenthal, the 16-year-old champion freestyle skier from Park City who passed away in Australia last week.  Chris "Hatch" Haslock, Sam's coach at Team Park City United, told KPCW Radio the service will be Saturday, October 10th at 6pm at the Utah Olympic Park.   Haslock said the Jackenthal family is still finalizing details and he will let the public know when more information is available.   Meanwhile Monday night, October 5, there is a gathering at the Eccles Center in Park City.

From www.traumaandresiliencyresources.org, courtesy Robert Stern

A group of war veterans coming to the National Ability Center finds itself in a unique situation.   Their food provider backed out at the last minute, and now they’re scrambling to find meals for their Warrior Camp that starts next week.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

"We Are Heartbroken"

Oct 3, 2015

  Sam Jackenthal, the 16-year-old champion freestyle skier from Park City, passed away October 1, 2015.  Sam suffered a serious head injury at Perisher Ski Resort in Australia last month.  He was there training with Team Park City United.  Sam’s father, Ron Jackenthal, posted the news about Sam’s passing on Facebook:  

Diane Naylor

 It was a day of wildlife sightings in Summit County Tuesday, September 29th.  A resident spotted a bear near Saddleback Road in Jeremy Ranch around 9am.  That afternoon   workers with the Division of Wildlife Resources moved a moose and her calf out of the Blackhawk Station subdivision.   These incidents have DWS officials reminding Wasatch Back residents that wildlife is a part of life.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story. 

Gloria

The search is on for a bear in Jeremy Ranch.  The animal was spotted this morning.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare & You 2010, official government handbook

Open enrollment for Medicare starts October 15th this year and ends December 7th.  If you need help navigating the Medicare maze, there are resources available.  KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:  

Here's a link to "Medicare and You 2016", the official guide to Medicare from the U.S. government.

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