Rickey Bevington

Rickey Bevington

News Director

Department: Radio

As GPB's News Director of TV, Radio & Digital, Rickey oversees news and public affairs programming across the nation's third-largest public television market, 16 radio stations, www.gpb.org and social media platforms. Her media career spans cable entertainment at Sundance Channel and Showtime Networks, local TV news at WFSB-TV 3 (CBS) in Hartford, Conn., publishing with Fodor's Travel and the Hartford Courant, and reporting for NPR and PBS. Rickey's awards and nominations include the Atlanta Press Club's “Journalist of the Year,” Southeastern Emmy Awards, Associated Press, and Society of Professional Journalists. Passionate about history, Rickey co-hosts GPB-TV's "Georgia Traveler" specializing in historical sites and heritage tourism. She is an active alumna of L.E.A.D. Atlanta and serves as board Chairman of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

Recent News Articles

January 11, 2010 - 7:26pm
The nearly two-week cold snap is not over in Georgia. Snow is expected to fall Monday night into Tuesday from the north Georgia mountains as far south as central Georgia. The National Weather...
January 7, 2010 - 2:34pm
Family members say Georgia death row inmates are trying to organize a hunger strike and a voluntary lock-down after crackdowns at the prison where they live. Jackson State Prison officials have...
January 5, 2010 - 6:55pm
The State Insurance Commissioner's office has opened a criminal investigation into an insurance company that provided workers compensation insurance to dozens of Georgia communities. In October, a...
December 18, 2009 - 5:58pm
Governor Perdue celebrated the launch of Georgia's new drivers' license design Friday during a trip to Augusta. As of Friday, about half of Georgia's license centers are issuing the new design....
December 18, 2009 - 9:12am
A light snow could fall early Saturday morning in the north Georgia mountains as rain continues to fall overnight and temperatures drop. Officials say the rain-wind-snow combination also could lead...

Recent Blog Posts

News Muse - February 27, 2014 - 1:57pm
What six words define southern identity? How about: “How Long ‘Til College Football Season” or “Mac And Cheese Is A Vegetable.” Or, maybe, “Don’t Confuse My Kindness For Weakness.” These are...
News Muse - September 27, 2012 - 6:17pm
Over the course of planning to cover a story this week, I have been struck by how much has changed in journalism since I started working at GPB nearly seven years ago. As a working journalist, I...
News Muse - September 14, 2012 - 4:56pm
Georgians got some tough news this week from the Secretary of State's office. State budget cuts are forcing the near-closure of the Georgia State Archives in Morrow come Nov. 1. The librarians and...
News Muse - September 7, 2012 - 3:21pm
Georgia high schools are two weeks into the football season. GPB Macon's Adam Ragusea will be covering news and analysis of the season among middle Georgia schools each Friday morning on Morning...
News Muse - September 5, 2012 - 3:48pm
It's always a fun day in the office when I get to assign a reporter to make chocolate mousse as part of her story. That's exactly what happened a few weeks ago when GPB's Parker Wallace approached me...

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