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Rickey Bevington



As Senior Anchor/Correspondent, Rickey Bevington is a mainstay with Atlantans during the afternoon drive as local host for NPR's nationally syndicated "All Things Considered" weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Bevington brings more than 15 years of award-winning experience in the media industry including cable entertainment at Sundance Channel and Showtime Networks, local TV news at WFSB-TV 3 (CBS) in Hartford, Conn., publishing with Fodor's and the Hartford Courant, and reporting for NPR and PBS. Her work is recognized by local and national journalism organizations including the Southeast Emmys, Georgia Association of Broadcasters, Public Radio News Directors Inc, Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

Bevington was recognized with the prestigious "History In The Media" award by the Georgia Historical Society. In her prior role as GPB’s News Director of TV, Radio & Digital, Bevington led the news team to win two regional Emmys and GPB's first national Edward R. Murrow Award. An Atlanta native, Bevington is a believer in volunteerism and shaping her community. She serves on the Board of the Georgia Associated Press Media Editors, the Atlanta BeltLine Young Leaders Council and has served as a board member and Chairman of the Board for the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. In March 2014, Bevington was the only Georgian appointed to a prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. While in the post, she travels throughout Europe studying public policy issues impacting the U.S. and the European Union. Bevington participated in L.E.A.D. Atlanta, an intensive eight-month leadership program, and she is an active member of the Atlanta Press Club.

Latest From This Author

Behind The 'Screams' Of Tyler Perry's Madea Halloween Movie

Atlanta-based director and actor Tyler Perry is prolific in stage, television and big-screen projects. Many are produced at Tyler Perry Studios at Atlanta's former Fort MacPherson. I sat down with P...

October 24, 2016

Pasaquan, Georgia's Phantasmagorical Dreamland, Dazzles Again

Southwest Georgia’s phantasmagorical homestead known as Pasaquan opens to the public Saturday after a two-year, multi-million dollar restoration. The seven acre site is the life’s work of eccent...

October 21, 2016

A3C: 'You Can't Put Hip Hop In A Box'

Thirty thousand people are expected to attend the 2016 A3C hip hop festival and conference Oct. 5-9 in Atlanta. One of the industry's most prominent women executives is Atlanta native Shanti Das. Da...

October 7, 2016

A3C: Leading The Conversation On Tough Issues In Hip-Hop

Some of the biggest names hip-hop will perform at this week's A3C Festival and Conference in Atlanta. But this event isn't just about music. Also on the agenda: discussions about mental health and m...

October 3, 2016

Chef Jennifer Booker Dishes on Georgia's Best Food

“100 Plates Locals Love” is a list of the best dishes served by Georgia restaurants, as voted on by people across the state. My colleagues over at GPB TV’s "Georgia Traveler" traveled all over...

September 29, 2016

Archive News Articles

State To End Graduation Test

The state Board of Education on Wednesday approved phasing out the state graduation test. The change means students entering high school this fall won’t have to take the test to graduate. The test...

April 13, 2011 - 1:42pm

Flowers Foods Takes Over Competitor

Thomasville-based bread products company Flowers Foods is buying a major snack cake company. Flowers says taking over Philadelphia-based TastyKake gives the company access to 24 million more...

April 12, 2011 - 2:39pm

Many Georgians 'Excited' By Civil War

150 years ago Tuesday, Georgians woke up to news that southern troops had fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The American Civil War was underway. Three and a half years later,...

April 12, 2011 - 10:49am

Plaque Marks Burning of Atlanta

Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. A new marker now stands at the site where Union General William T. Sherman ordered what’s known as the “Burning of Atlanta...

April 11, 2011 - 10:18am

Rome Meets Smog Standards

The federal government says Floyd County, which includes Rome, meets smog standards. The Environmental Protection Agency commends local officials for working to improve air quality. Smog is made up...

April 6, 2011 - 2:00pm


Recent Blog Posts

Atlanta Considered

Telling Atlanta's History Through Crowd-Sourcing

Crowd-sourcing isn’t a common way to curate a history exhibit but that's how the Atlanta History Center opted to put together a new show about Atlanta. After all, Atlantans are the best experts on...

February 16, 2016 - 1:24pm
Atlanta Considered

Atlanta History Center: Add Context To Confederate Monuments

The Atlanta History Center is wading into Georgia's contentious debate about the future of its Confederate monuments and memorials. The Center on Monday published a special web page "designed to...

February 1, 2016 - 11:28am
Atlanta Considered

Atlanta's First Private Club For Millennials

There’s a new private club opening its doors in Atlanta. The Gathering Spot bills itself as the city’s first private club for millennials, where diversity and technology trump family name and income...

January 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
Atlanta Considered

Raising Startup Money: A Woman's Perspective

Cardiologist Sheila Woodhouse discovered how difficult raising startup money can be when she founded the company DoxMed, which provides an app that allows patients, doctors and pharmacies to track...

December 23, 2015 - 2:01am
Atlanta Considered

Launching A Startup: Lessons Learned

Although Georgia tops a recent national list of women-owned businesses, only a fraction of technology businesses are founded and led by women. Atlanta’s Stacey Osiecki has bucked that trend. In...

December 22, 2015 - 11:26am