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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November 11, 2009 - 7:39pm
The New York Times recently revealed that First Lady Michelle Obama has Georgia roots. The First Lady’s great, great, great grandmother Melvinia Shields was a slave on a small farm near Jonesboro...
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November 2, 2009 - 4:21pm
Why race, party, and business ties matter for Atlanta's next mayor. GPB's Rickey Bevington previews Tuesday's mayoral election in Atlanta with Walter C. Jones of the Morris News Service and Dave...
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October 15, 2009 - 5:36pm
Nearly 100 dogs living on several rural acres with little or no food or housing needed rescue Thursday from a suspected dog fighting operation in East Dublin. Lauren County authorities started the...
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October 15, 2009 - 2:29pm
The Georgia State Ethics Commission says they need more information before they can move forward with an investigation into Republican Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine’s campaign financing....
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October 13, 2009 - 5:19pm
The heavy rainfall has brought flash floods and millions of dollars in damage across the state. But the rain has also brought some good news - after years of drought water level at Lake Lanier is at...

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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