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

July 14, 2014 - 3:02pm
Should taxpayers fund commemorations of the Confederacy? That's the conversation sociologist Mark Patrick George and Reverend Floyd Rose are hoping to start with a letter they sent last month to...
July 8, 2014 - 6:05pm
Self–driving cars-- they're not science fiction any more. Georgia legislators are so serious about the idea, they want to pass a law that would make those cars legal on the road. Representative...
June 30, 2014 - 4:40pm
At midnight Monday Georgia's new gun law is set to take effect. One of its provisions allows Georgia school districts to let teachers carry guns. But no district is jumping at the option so far....
April 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
What’s it like to hang out with a blues icon? GPB News’ Rickey Bevington can tell you. She sat down with blues guitarist Robert Cray during GPB’s “On The Story” broadcast from the Savannah Music...
April 16, 2013 - 6:58am
There are no known threats to Georgia after Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Spokeswoman Crystal Paulk-Buchanan tells GPB state...

Recent Blog Posts

News Muse - September 5, 2012 - 2:01pm
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...
News Muse - August 20, 2012 - 4:22pm
An exciting project is underway in Macon that demonstrates how serious GPB is about telling local stories for every Georgia community. I also think of it as a test case for the future of local news...
Georgia Traveler - October 20, 2011 - 11:25am
Hey Georgia Travelers! Check out all the interesting Georgia places to get you and your family into the Halloween spirit! ATLANTA, October 20, 2011 – With Halloween just around the corner, Georgia...
Georgia Traveler - October 2, 2011 - 1:34pm
We had a great shoot Saturday at the 43rs Annual Great Locomotive Chase Festival in historic downtown Adairsville. We visited the Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum, watched the parade, ate...
Georgia Traveler - September 27, 2011 - 1:36pm
Hey Georgia Travelers! You can take exploring Georgia to a whole new level with your mobile device. Check out these details ... Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic...

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