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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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'Unhappy Taxpayer' Becomes One Of DeKalb's Newest Lawmakers

More women are running for elected office this fall. The number of female candidates for U.S. Congress has doubled since 2016. In Georgia, DeKalb County activist Viola Davis launched a last minute c...

June 6, 2018

David Sedaris Wields Signature Wit To Confront Death, Aging In 'Calypso'

A new book of short stories by David Sedaris includes his signature humorous family antics, from clothes shopping in Japan to naming the family beach house "Sea Section." But in Calypso , the 61-yea...

May 30, 2018

Georgia Elections Affect Everything From School Safety To Your Power Bill

Primary election day is May 22 and all of the state's top elected officials are on the ballot. There will be a new governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state. Every U.S. House seat is up a...

May 21, 2018

Cristo Rey Atlanta's Greatest Lessons Come Outside The Classroom

In this afternoon Latin class at Cristo Rey Atlanta’s downtown building, 20 uniformed teenagers recite words illuminated on the wall by an overhead projector. But it’s no ordinary Catholic schoo...

May 17, 2018

'Unprecedented' Signature, Record-High Vetoes Mark Georgia Governor's Final Bill Signing

Governor Nathan Deal is ending his final year in office by vetoing a record-high 21 bills . Yesterday marked the close of a 40-day window in which the Governor could veto a bill, sign it, or let it ...

May 9, 2018

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Twyla Tharp Partners With Atlanta Ballet

One of the world’s most prolific choreographers has chosen the Atlanta Ballet for her next project. Twlya Tharp will spend the next year creating a ballet for professional dancers as well as children...

March 15, 2011 - 12:32pm

Historic Yard Sale Marks Seven Years

The world’s longest yard sale gets underway Friday. The 7th annual “Peaches to Beaches” yard sales spans 200 miles. It starts in Barnesville northwest of Macon and follows Highway 341 through 12...

March 9, 2011 - 8:34am

Feb. Tax Collections Surge

New revenue numbers show collections are up significantly from this time last year. The state netted $148 million more last month over February 2010. The $715,270,000 taken in is up 26%. Individual...

March 8, 2011 - 10:04am

Deal Changes Music Hall Leadership

Gov. Nathan Deal Monday appointed three new members to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority Monday. The three new members are: - Rose Lane Leavell, a third-generation tree farmer from Twiggs...

March 7, 2011 - 1:05pm

Commemorating '40 Acres And A Mule'

The Georgia Historical Society, the state Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Battlefield Association are sponsoring a plaque telling the story of “Special Field Orders 15.” U.S....

March 3, 2011 - 8:00pm

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Atlanta Considered

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...

February 16, 2016 - 1:24pm
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Atlanta History Center: Add Context To Confederate Monuments

The Atlanta History Center is wading into Georgia's contentious debate about the future of its Confederate monuments and memorials. The Center on Monday published a special web page "designed to...

February 1, 2016 - 11:28am
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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

Although Georgia tops a recent national list of women-owned businesses, only a fraction of technology businesses are founded and led by women. Atlanta’s Stacey Osiecki has bucked that trend. In...

December 22, 2015 - 11:26am

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