Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning. Her 25 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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Hyperloop in Utah?

Mar 7, 2016

Park City, Summit County and Utah officials met Wednesday with representatives of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to begin exploring the opportunities for getting Utah involved in a future, high-speed transportation system. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Nearly 85 students from Summit and Wasatch County schools participated in the 10th annual Park Record Spelling Bee on Tuesday with the winner of the older division receiving an all-expense paid trip to the National Bee in May. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to State Rep. Kraig Powell; Park City Council Member Becca Gerber and Bruce Granath with MagicSpace Entertainment to talk about the schedule for next year's inaugural season of Broadway at the Eccles.

The Park City School District has hired a new, part-time community relations specialist, whose job will be to promote the district's business and achievements while answering a lot of questions. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Opposing attorneys in the Park City Film Studios lawsuit appeared in Third District Court Monday. Judge Kara Pettit heard charges and counter-charges in the case between studio developer Greg Ericksen and his financier Gary Crandall. The judge took the arguments under advisement and will issue a written ruling later. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Utah Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell; Summit County Council Member Tal Adair; Woodland resident Seth Winterton who will be running for House District 53 and Artistic Director Bill T. Jones.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone, Park City Manager Diane Foster and Budget Manager Nate Rockwood preview Thursday's City Council agenda and Park City School Board Member Tania Knauer and Community Relations Specialist Molly Miller review Tuesday's School Board meeting.

Park City Medical Center

In four years, three Wasatch Back babies will be celebrating their official "first" birthdays. Leslie Thatcher introduces us to the area's three newest residents born on February 29th.

Centers for Disease Control

Utah public health officials have received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a Utah resident has tested positive for the Zika virus. Meanwhile it's a topic to be discussed by the Summit County Council on Wednesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

More info on the Zika Virus here.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with the Director of the Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox; Summit County Manager Tom Fisher; Park City Recreation Manager Ken Fisher and Project Manager Mark Vlasic with Landmark Design; and Tracy Mullen, Director of Sales and Marketing for the DeJoria Center at High Star Ranch.

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