Rickey Bevington

Rickey Bevington

News Director

Department: Radio

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Twitter: @rickeybevington

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

January 27, 2011 - 5:43pm
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame’s future is uncertain after its authority board failed to approve a plan for the museum Wednesday. Macon is vying to keep the hall, while Athens, Dunwoody and Woodstock...
January 24, 2011 - 7:10pm
The head of an accrediting agency had harsh words for the Atlanta school board, telling members to stop being selfish and do what's best for the 47,000 students in the urban district. Mark Elgart of...
January 20, 2011 - 6:13pm
The extreme northern portion of the state is under a winter weather advisory overnight Thursday as a mixture of rain and snow moves into the area. The National Weather Service expects the mix to turn...
January 20, 2011 - 3:07pm
Georgia’s Wildlife Management Areas are at risk because of dwindling state funds, and hunters and anglers may have to pay more to access the recreational lands. The Department of Natural Resources...
January 20, 2011 - 1:26pm
150 years ago, Georgia legislators voted to secede from the Union. Three months later, the nation entered a 4-year Civil War that left 600-thousand men dead and millions wounded. A new book...

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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