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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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'It Was Surreal': Reporters On Violence After Georgia Tech Vigil

The Georgia Tech community is left with many questions after a student leader was fatally shot by campus police last weekend. ...

September 20, 2017

Determination After Devastation: Stories From Hurricane Irma

As the world comes to grips with the unprecedented damage of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, millions of Americans in the southeastern United States are working to rebuild their lives. Irma crossed into...

September 15, 2017

A Conversation With Ambassador Andrew Young

Ambassador Andrew Young has worn many hats in his storied life of service to Atlanta. In the 1970s, he served as a Congressman for Georgia’s 5th District and Ambassador to the United Nations as pa...

September 1, 2017

Inside Georgia’s Opioid Epidemic

Every day in the United States 91 people die of opioid overdose. That includes prescription opiates and heroin. Over a year, that’s more than ten times the number of people who died on 9/11. On to...

September 1, 2017

Georgians Will Now Be Able To Buy Alcohol At Breweries And Distilleries

Starting Friday, Sept. 1, Georgians won’t need to take a tour to sample alcohol at their favorite brewery. They’ll also be able to take some home with them. The new law, SB 85, breaks the strict...

August 31, 2017

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Talking Women's Football With Atlanta Phoenix Founder, April Christler

There are professional women's football teams across the country, including teams in Savannah and in Atlanta. They use a smaller ball than what men use on the field, but the rules mirror those...

August 29, 2014 - 5:17pm

Why Are Southerners So Passionate About Football?

Why are Southerners so passionate about football? From Friday night lights to college championships to the Superbowl, people in the South love their pigskin. This week, we’re looking at why. Friday...

August 25, 2014 - 2:51pm

Art Against The Wall: Artist Radcliffe Bailey Reflects On The Civil War

This week marks the end of an Atlanta exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the famous Civil War battle that was a turning point in the city. But the Art Against the Wall exhibit at Gallery...

August 20, 2014 - 9:26pm

Amma Asante On 'Belle': People Are Hungry For Talent On Screen, Regardless Of Color

The annual Pan African Film Festival is back in Atlanta. Every year, the festival showcases film, art, and other creative works about people of African descent. This year, PAFF will present 55 films...

August 8, 2014 - 11:18am

Should Taxpayers Fund Confederate Memorials? Activists Say 'No'

Should taxpayers fund commemorations of the Confederacy? That's the conversation sociologist Mark Patrick George and Reverend Floyd Rose are hoping to start with a letter they sent last month to...

July 14, 2014 - 11:02am

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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...

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...

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January 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
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Launching A Startup: Lessons Learned

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December 22, 2015 - 11:26am

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