Newly retired Press Democrat columnist Gaye LeBaron to be featured on KQED’s ‘Forum’

The former Press Democrat columnist was on the radio program Friday morning.|

Listeners are invited to call in Friday to KQED’s “Forum” program honoring newly retired Press Democrat columnist Gaye LeBaron.

The segment begins at 9:40 a.m. on the public radio station 88.5 FM. Comments can be submitted by dialing 866-733-6786 or emailing

LeBaron published her final column for The Press Democrat on Sunday following 65 years in the business.

She wrote daily columns that were popular across Sonoma County before initially retiring in 2001, only to continue writing columns twice per month.

Readers turned to LeBaron for news across the region, and in recent years she attracted crowds whenever she attended special events.

In honor of her career and great work, The Press Democrat announced the establishment of the Gaye LeBaron Writing Scholarship at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Listen here.

You can reach Staff Writer Colin Atagi at On Twitter @colin_atagi

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