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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

Meet the Women Transforming Atlanta's Startup Culture

Dawn Belisle | Delights by Dawn 46 years old Originally from Brooklyn, NY 2nd business started ...

August 22, 2016

Why Every New Business Isn't A Startup

Americans have been starting small businesses for centuries. So why does it seems like every new business is suddenly a “startup?” To unpack the jargon, Rickey Bevington spoke with Cassius Butts...

August 22, 2016

Sixty Years On, The Spirits of Manuel's Tavern Remain Strong

Legendary Atlanta restaurant Manuel’s Tavern re-opens this weekend after months of renovations. Manuel Maloof founded it in 1956 because, in his words,“Where else can a guy who makes $50 a week ...

August 5, 2016

The Case For Saving Atlanta’s Ugliest Library

Rickey Bevington looks at the most interesting debates about life in the South’s most prominent city. She is the Atlanta host for NPR's nationally syndicated "All Things Considered" weekdays from ...

July 19, 2016

Will The Super Bowl Bring More Sex Trafficking To Atlanta?

Atlanta consistently ranks high among sex trafficking hubs in America. ...

July 7, 2016

Archive News Articles

Lessons Learned From The Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal

The trial of a dozen former educators and administrators accused of cheating in the Atlanta Public Schools is now underway. During opening statements this morning, a prosecutor said those educators...

September 29, 2014 - 5:58pm
GPB's Rickey Bevington with singer/songwriter Raury.

18-Year-Old Georgia Singer/Songwriter Raury To Open For Outkast

Leading a next generation of southern musicians is Raury Tullis, who opens for Outkast this weekend. Known simply as Raury, he grew up in Stone Mountain outside of Atlanta, and taught himself music...

September 26, 2014 - 7:01pm

No End In Sight For Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Lockout

A bitter contract dispute has halted the upcoming 70th season of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which was slated to begin tonight. Reporter Adam Ragusea has been following this story. He joined GPB...

September 25, 2014 - 5:30pm

Garth Brooks: Back To Atlanta After 20 Years

Country music legend Garth Brooks returns to Atlanta after a long hiatus. His performance Friday with wife, Georgia native Trisha Yearwood, is the first of seven upcoming shows in Atlanta —– the...

September 19, 2014 - 6:31pm

Atlanta Reverend: Bruce Levenson’s Premise Was Wrong

The Atlanta Hawks CEO says general manager Danny Ferry will be punished for making racially charged comments about a free agent. Ferry is the second Hawks official who facing backlash for racially–...

September 9, 2014 - 8:46pm

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Atlanta Considered

Launching Women From Tech Startup To CEO

When Bernie Dixon wanted to invest in women entrepreneurs in Atlanta three years ago, she stumbled onto an opportunity. "When I couldn't find them here in Atlanta, I decided I was going to...

December 21, 2015 - 12:18pm
Atlanta Considered

Georgia's New Bet On Hollywood

The film and television industry in the state of Georgia is rapidly growing. Today, Georgia is home to many shows such as The Walking Dead and Sleepy Hollow. Jeffery Stepakoff, a writer and...

December 17, 2015 - 4:25pm
Atlanta Considered

Atlanta's Unique Connection With Paris Attacks

France’s top official in Georgia says Georgians have shown an outpouring of support for the people of France since last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris. Denis Barbet, France’s Consul General to the...

November 19, 2015 - 5:43pm
Atlanta Considered

MARTA Army Works To Improve Atlanta Transit

Imagine a public transit system having its own army. Atlanta’s MARTA does. The two-month old MARTA Army is a group of volunteers working to make mass transit more personal. Founded in September by...

November 18, 2015 - 2:09pm
Atlanta Considered

Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal Wants To Know Your Money Woes

Public radio’s popular business show Marketplace is out with a new survey measuring Americans’ so-called “personal economy.” The goal of the “Economic Anxiety Index” is to quantify how people feel...

November 12, 2015 - 3:04pm

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