Renai Bodley

General Manager

Renai Bodley became General Manager of KPCW in June, 2017. Previously, she was a reporter at KPCW. Renai is a 25 year veteran of the television news business.  She was a 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, and less than two years later she was promoted to General Manager when Larry Warren retired.

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.

 

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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.

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.

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