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.

Ways To Connect

KPCW

Solidly into the B week of the Sundance Film Festival, and filmmakers continue to beat a path to the KPCW studios to talk with News Director Leslie Thatcher and her co-host Film Reviewer Linda Jager for Day 7 of The Sundance Reel.

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The Sundance Reel - January 27, 2015

Jan 27, 2015
KPCW

The Sundance Reel returns for Sundance Film Festival, Day 6, and local film aficionado Katie Eldridge joins Leslie Thatcher as co-host.

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Individual Interviews:

Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel, directors, Finders Keepers, U.S. Documentary Competition

Upcoming Local Screenings

A group opposed to capital punishment plans to protest outside the Utah State Capitol on Tuesday over one lawmaker's plan to resurrect the use of firing squads.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Sundance Reel - January 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015
Leslie Thatcher

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher returns after a long, full, first weekend of Sundance to bring the next set of filmmakers on The Sundance Reel. Joined by the Executive Director of the Park City Film Series, Katy Wang, The Reel covers two documentaries and one narrative film, that all touch on different aspects of living with death.

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Individual Interviews: 

Virginia Pearce, executive director

The monster storm in the northeast is throwing off travel plans not only on the east coast, but around the country and could impact a number of visitors who are here in town or coming into town for Sundance.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah's 45-day legislative session starts Monday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

KPCW

David Dolby and Glenn Kiser stopped by the KPCW studios to talk about the new Dolby sound system donated to the Eccles Center in Park City by the Dolby Institute.

  

Jarom Rowland, music programmer for the Sundance Film Festival talks about the Music Café and other music offerings during the festival.

Darren Davis and Heinrich Dieters from Park City Municipal talk about the 'My Stop' app.

KPCW

With hordes of people descending on Park City for the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, Main Street becomes off limits for parking, and the city will increase the rates for paid parking. Leslie Thatcher has more.

KPCW

KPCW's News Director Leslie Thatcher kicked off the Sundance Film Festival with co-host Producer Beth Fratkin, previewing what to expect this Sundance Film Festival season.

 

Before that Leslie Thatcher sat down with Sundance Programmer John Nein to discuss the panels during the festival.

The Sundance Reel

Preview

Allison Gollust, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of public relations, CNN

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

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