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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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