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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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October 8, 2009 - 4:59pm
Governor Sonny Perdue's Water Contingency Task Force met for the first time this week to discuss metro Atlanta's alternative water sources. For analysis on what kind of influence the group could...
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October 8, 2009 - 10:12am
Slave shout songs from Georgia’s coast are just one attraction of this weekend’s 40th Annual Golden Isles Fine Art...
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September 21, 2009 - 9:41pm
More than 400 sites in America are national parks, and about a dozen of them are in Georgia. Filmmaker Ken Burns came to GPB to talk about his new project that documents the history of the National...
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August 21, 2009 - 4:01pm
After a federal judge ruled that metro Atlanta has no legal right to water from the federal reservoir Lake Lanier, the region is growing increasingly anxious about its water resources. Now, a...
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August 17, 2009 - 2:34pm
Georgia's congressional delegation says it's working to draft legislation to address a ruling that could restrict metro Atlanta from its main water supply. After a meeting at Governor Sonny...

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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