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

March 15, 2011 - 4:32pm
One of the world’s most prolific choreographers has chosen the Atlanta Ballet for her next project. Twlya Tharp will spend the next year creating a ballet for professional dancers as well as children...
March 9, 2011 - 1:34pm
The world’s longest yard sale gets underway Friday. The 7th annual “Peaches to Beaches” yard sales spans 200 miles. It starts in Barnesville northwest of Macon and follows Highway 341 through 12...
March 8, 2011 - 3:04pm
New revenue numbers show collections are up significantly from this time last year. The state netted $148 million more last month over February 2010. The $715,270,000 taken in is up 26%. Individual...
March 7, 2011 - 6:05pm
Gov. Nathan Deal Monday appointed three new members to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority Monday. The three new members are: - Rose Lane Leavell, a third-generation tree farmer from Twiggs...
March 4, 2011 - 1:00am
The Georgia Historical Society, the state Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Battlefield Association are sponsoring a plaque telling the story of “Special Field Orders 15.” U.S....

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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