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Rickey Bevington

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As Senior Anchor/Correspondent, Rickey Bevington is a mainstay with Atlantans during the afternoon drive as local host for NPR's nationally syndicated "All Things Considered" weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Bevington brings more than 15 years of award-winning experience in the media industry including cable entertainment at Sundance Channel and Showtime Networks, local TV news at WFSB-TV 3 (CBS) in Hartford, Conn., publishing with Fodor's and the Hartford Courant, and reporting for NPR and PBS. Her work is recognized by local and national journalism organizations including the Southeast Emmys, Georgia Association of Broadcasters, Public Radio News Directors Inc, Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

Bevington was recognized with the prestigious "History In The Media" award by the Georgia Historical Society. In her prior role as GPB’s News Director of TV, Radio & Digital, Bevington led the news team to win two regional Emmys and GPB's first national Edward R. Murrow Award. An Atlanta native, Bevington is a believer in volunteerism and shaping her community. She serves on the Board of the Georgia Associated Press Media Editors, the Atlanta BeltLine Young Leaders Council and has served as a board member and Chairman of the Board for the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. In March 2014, Bevington was the only Georgian appointed to a prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. While in the post, she travels throughout Europe studying public policy issues impacting the U.S. and the European Union. Bevington participated in L.E.A.D. Atlanta, an intensive eight-month leadership program, and she is an active member of the Atlanta Press Club.

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'We All Just Become Family' Say Evacuees Of Dorian Waiting In Shelters

As of noon Wednesday, 5,600 people were staying in shelters set up by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency due to Hurricane Dorian. ...

September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Arrives Off Georgia's Coast

Thousands of Georgians were in wait-and-see mode Wednesday evening as the eye of Hurricane Dorian approached the southeastern shoreline. Two hundred members of the Georgia National Guard were placed...

September 4, 2019

Georgia Coast Prepares For Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is already affecting the state of Georgia, and its effects will be felt whether or not the storm makes landfall. Hundreds of coastal residents have evacuated their homes and have be...

September 3, 2019

What Impact Will Johnny Isakson’s Senate Retirement Have On Georgia Politics?

The news that U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) will resign his seat at the end of 2019 sent shockwaves through the political landscape in Georgia, as leaders on both sides of the aisle reflect on hi...

August 28, 2019

Atlanta Mayor Answers Your Questions About Atlanta United, Solid Waste Bills And Homelessness

How is Atlanta keeping pedestrians, bicyclists and scooter riders safe? Why are solid waste bills suddenly so high? Will the city build more parks? In the August installment of our Ask: The Mayor se...

August 21, 2019

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Race, History And Public Transit: Atlanta's MARTA

When Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen first proposed the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority in the early 1960’s, he had a vision to connect Atlanta’s burgeoning metro communities by rail and bus....

October 16, 2015 - 6:10pm

Ed Baker Is 'Tired Of Hanging Out With Old People'

One of Atlanta's top media executives is leaving the newsroom for the classroom. Teaching at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business will be Ed Baker's third career. The 64...

October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm

Sam Massell On How Buckhead Got Its Name

President of the Buckhead Coalition Sam Massell tells the history and the present status of Buckhead. Massell: About 1838, the Irby family owned an all-purpose store/general store/bar/tavern....

August 15, 2015 - 11:24am

Georgia's Film Industry Is A Six Billion Dollar Business

Six Billion dollars is the amount the film and television industry brings to Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal's office released new data Thursday on the state's fiscal year that ended June 30th. According...

July 10, 2015 - 10:29am

Baton Bob Opts For 'Love Not Gay Marriage'

On any given afternoon, somewhere along Peachtree Road, Atlanta’s most famous costumed street performer is likely dancing along the sidewalk wearing a brightly-colored tutu, blowing a whistle and...

July 2, 2015 - 5:30pm

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Telling Atlanta's History Through Crowd-Sourcing

Crowd-sourcing isn’t a common way to curate a history exhibit but that's how the Atlanta History Center opted to put together a new show about Atlanta. After all, Atlantans are the best experts on...

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Atlanta History Center: Add Context To Confederate Monuments

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January 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
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Raising Startup Money: A Woman's Perspective

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December 23, 2015 - 2:01am
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Launching A Startup: Lessons Learned

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December 22, 2015 - 11:26am

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