Putnam was among numerous former Hobo Day grand poobas who served as honorary marshals for the Hobo Day Parade and were honored at halftime of the Hobo Day football game.
Putnam, The Daily Republic’s production editor, is a 1988 graduate of SDSU with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She has been employed at The Daily Republic since 1998. Each year, an SDSU student chosen as grand pooba heads up the committee that organizes Hobo Week events. Putnam served as grand pooba in 1987.