Leslie Thatcher

News Director

Tough but fair, Leslie is the woman most of Park City wakes up with every weekday morning.  Leslie has been at KPCW since 1990 and her years at KPCW have 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.

In 2016, Leslie was honored as the Park City Rotary Club's Professional Citizen of the Year and served as Grand Marshall of the Miner Day parade.

The Park City Board of Realtors also honored Leslie with its 2018 Community Service Award for "asking the questions on everyone's mind."

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Originally aired on June 24, 2013.

With the official close of the winter season, Utah posted its 6th best year ever in terms of skier days for the 2012-13 ski season.  And with the announcement of Vail Resorts taking over the operation of the Canyons, the year-end tally will likely only continue to grow. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Originally aired June 12, 2013.

Serving on a number of non-profit organizations advocating open space and trails, Tim Henney says he's ready to take his community service a step further and is one of the reasons he decided to run for Park City Council.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired June 6, 2013.

The Park City Board of Education has selected Dr. Ember Conley as the district’s new superintendent.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Originally aired May 21, 2013.

Nearly 70 students from schools in Summit and Wasatch counties competed in Thursday’s 7th annual Spelling Bee.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher – one of the emcee’s of the event – has this report.

Originally aired May 21, 2013.

The Park City Board of Education has set a public meeting for Friday morning to tentatively approve an agreement with its teachers.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Originally aired May 18, 2013.

There will be a race for the office of Park City mayor now that a second candidate has indicated he plans to run this November. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired May 9, 2013.

After 30 years, Summit County recorder Alan Springs will be retiring this week.  Two candidates have expressed in an interest in the job… An interim replacement will be determined by the county’s democratic delegates.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Originally aired on May 9, 2013.

The launch of Summit Community Solar happens next week – providing an opportunity for Summit County homeowners to have solar panels installed at a significantly reduced cost.  KPCW”s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally published on May 8, 2013.

As volunteer soccer referee Ricardo Portillo is laid to rest after suffering a fatal blow to his head by a 17 year old soccer goalie, communities across the country – and right here in Park City – begin to assess what went wrong so something like this never happens again.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.

Originally aired May 7, 2013.

A new partnership between the owners of the property at Quinn’s Junction slated for a film studio and a Chine fund management company has been forged to explore future business together.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired May 3, 2013.

Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has been elected as President of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired on April 26, 2013.

The 4th time must have been the charm for ultra-runner and Park city resident Meghan Hicks who recently  won the female category of the Marathon of the Sands.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

A half-dozen Park City residents ran the 2013 Boston Marathon.  One of them was Joe Cronley who tells KPCW he was well out of harm’s way given that he was one of the first groups to cross the finish line.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has his story.

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

A Park City athlete and non-profit sports association were honored at the 2nd annual Governor State of Sports Awards.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this report.

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

After a lackluster start, bus service between Park City and Salt Lake has seen a boost in ridership – since the fare was cut and free transfers instituted.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this report.

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