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

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December 2, 2009 - 6:13pm
Mary Norwood says she will ask for a vote recount in the Atlanta mayoral race. The city councilwoman trails former state Senator Kasim Reed by more than 700 votes after Tuesday's runoff election....
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December 1, 2009 - 6:24pm
A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for southeast Georgia expired at 4:45 Wednesday afternoon with no reported touchdowns or damage. But the thunderstorms that rolled across the...
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November 24, 2009 - 6:23pm
A Georgia man faces charges of conspiring to funnel anti-aircraft missiles and machine guns to terrorists. A Department of Justice news release says 33-year-old Hussein Ali Asfour of Centerville was...
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November 22, 2009 - 10:27pm
Atlanta’s mayoral candidates squared off Sunday night during a live Atlanta Press Club debate on Georgia Public Broadcasting television. Polls show Kasim Reed and Mary Norwood at a statistical tie...
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November 19, 2009 - 2:38pm
Unless Congress intervenes, millions of metro Atlantans will lose access to water from Lake Lanier by 2012. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is already making plans for that cut-off and opened a...

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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