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.

 

Park City Police Department

A young woman has surrendered to Park City Police after they released surveillance video of a hit-and-run accident involving an unmarked police car  in the front parking lot of the police station.  The crime occurred December 23, 2016.   Police posted the video on their Facebook page January 4, 2017.   Less than 24 hours later, the suspect turned herself in.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Here is the original story:

Click here to see the surveillance video.

Snow days for school kids rarely happens in Park City.  But Tuesday's early snowfall turned into a day off for students.    KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

An Emmy-Award winner is one of the newest restaurant owners on Park City's Main Street.   KPCW's  Renai Bodley caught up with Modern Family's Ty Burrell at the Eating Establishment.

On the Local News Hour:  The planners of Woodward Park City discuss the next step for their sports adventure camp now that Summit County Council has cleared the way for a taller building at their Gorgoza site.   Then Park City Councilman Andy Beerman talks about plans for new diesel buses, the Shot Ski event, and ugly Christmas sweaters.  Moe Hickey with Men4Ed talks about a fundraising drive for school kids who need warm winter gear.  And finally Park City magazine editor Melissa Fields has highlights from the new winter-spring issue.

A new Utah population report is out, and once again Wasatch County is the fastest growing county in the state. KPCW’s Renai Bodley crunches the numbers: 

Click here to see the full population report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

A request by Karl Malone car dealership to turn a residential property into a parking lot was continued by the Heber City Planning Commission last week.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story:

The Utah Public Service Commission has suspended Rocky Mountain Power's net metering proposal on the same day as the deadline for solar rooftop applications to be submitted in order to be grandfathered under the lower rate.  

The Karl Malone car dealership in Heber City wants to put an employee parking lot in a residential area where a 19th century home is now.   There will be a public hearing Thursday  night.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more:

Click here to see a link to the Heber City staff report on the proposed rezone, including maps of the proposed change.

treasurer.utah.gov

Utah's State Treasurer says Summit and Wasatch County residents and businesses have a combined $8 million in unclaimed cash sitting in the state's coffers.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

Click here to see if you have any unclaimed property with the state of Utah.

Click here to see if you have any unclaimed property in other states.

Superintendent of Park City Schools, Dr. Ember Conley, said a first grader brought an Airsoft gun to school with the "intent to harm an individual."  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Below is the full email Dr. Conley sent to Trailside parents Friday, December 2, 2016

This morning (December 2, 2016), a first-grade Trailside student brought an Airsoft gun (a replica gun which shoots plastic projectiles) to school. The student showed it to other students, who then reported it to adults.

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