KCBS legend Barbara Taylor, a staple of Bay Area radio for generations of locals, died Monday from issues suffered after a automobile accident final 12 months. She was 73.
Beloved by listeners and admired by friends and politicians alike, Taylor began masking San Francisco City Hall in 1975. She would grow to be generally known as the “dean of the City Hall press corps,” masking the town’s largest gamers throughout the tumultuous ’70s. She was one of many first to report the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978, which was immortalized within the Oscar-winning movie “Milk.”
Katie Dowd – www.sfgate.com