Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 23 years at KPCW has given her depth and insight, guiding her as she asks local leaders and citizens the questions on everyone’s minds during the live interviews of the Local News Hour.

As KPCW's News Director, she has the pulse of the community and an unmatched range of contacts that allows the station to cover everything going on in town, from increased school taxes and water rates to personal achievements and community-wide victories. When she's not sussing out the next story, you'll see her face at many Park City events, as well as on the ski hill and mountain trails.

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Guest Lineup
9:52 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

'The Sundance Reel' Preview: January 22, 2015

KPCW's News Director Leslie Thatcher kicks off the Sundance Film Festival with Producer Beth Fratkin as her co-host.

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They're Taking Over!
3:14 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Avoiding MLK/Sundance Overlap A Hit For Skiers

Should we even mention the creative parking during Sundance?
Credit KPCW

Sundance 2015 kicks off tomorrow, but you've no doubt noticed a lot going on around town to prepare for it. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Noxious Freeloader
7:24 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Harmful Mussel Found In Deer Creek

Quagga Mussel
Credit Division of Wildlife Resources

Some unwanted aquatic life has been discovered in Deer Creek Reservoir - the Quagga Mussel. For now, State wildlife officials will watch and wait, but they are requiring all boats and personal watercraft entering Deer Creek to be contaminated. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Increase Fees
1:27 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Pre-K Will Need To Pay For Itself

The successful Park City School District pre-school program that has been financially supported by the Park City Education Foundation will need to start paying for itself and the Park City School Board will be asked to increase the fees at its meeting Tuesday.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Full-day Kindergarten
12:29 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Master Planning Committee Works To Make Schools More Efficient

The Park City Master Planning Committee is looking at ways to realign the grades to make the existing schools more efficient and to make way for preschool and full-day kindergarten. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Who's Coming
3:23 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Schedule Of Guests For Sundance

THE SUNDANCE REEL with Leslie Thatcher

Thursday, January 22, 9-10 AM

Co-host Beth Fratkin

  • Sundance Film Festival’s Director of Programming, Trevor Groth
  • Allison Gollust, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of public relations, CNN
  • Sibylle Szaggars Redford, Art Performance Piece, The Way Of The Rain

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THE SUNDANCE REEL

Friday, January 23, 9-11 AM

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Ski News
10:14 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Ski Utah Has New Communication Director

Ski Utah has hired a new communications director - who will be getting the word out about the state's 14 ski resorts. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Breaking
2:12 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Quagga Mussels Found In Deer Creek Reservoir

Credit Division of Wildlife Resources

Juvenile quagga mussels have been discovered in Deer Creek Reservoir. The Division of Wildlife Resources has issued an order for any boat, trailer or personal watercraft that has been in the reservoir in the past 30 days to comply with decontamination requirements. Tune into the Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher Friday morning at 8:25 to hear an interview with Jordan Nielsen - DWR Invasive Species Coordinator about the discovery of these mussels and what it means for the future.

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National Recognition
5:15 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Summit County in Top 50 Vying For $5 Million Energy Prize

Summit County officially advanced to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Prize Wednesday - a national competition to reduce energy use. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Tiger Shaw
4:12 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

USSA Leader Issues Annual Report

With his first year of leading the US Ski and Snowboard Association now behind him, CEO Tiger Shaw issued his annual report reporting great success at the athlete level and a commitment to growing the organization's membership. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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