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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

Talking Women's Football With Atlanta Phoenix Founder, April Christler

There are professional women's football teams across the country, including teams in Savannah and in Atlanta. They use a smaller ball than what men use on the field, but the rules mirror those...

August 29, 2014 - 5:17pm

Why Are Southerners So Passionate About Football?

Why are Southerners so passionate about football? From Friday night lights to college championships to the Superbowl, people in the South love their pigskin. This week, we’re looking at why. Friday...

August 25, 2014 - 2:51pm

Art Against The Wall: Artist Radcliffe Bailey Reflects On The Civil War

This week marks the end of an Atlanta exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the famous Civil War battle that was a turning point in the city. But the Art Against the Wall exhibit at Gallery...

August 20, 2014 - 9:26pm

Amma Asante On 'Belle': People Are Hungry For Talent On Screen, Regardless Of Color

The annual Pan African Film Festival is back in Atlanta. Every year, the festival showcases film, art, and other creative works about people of African descent. This year, PAFF will present 55 films...

August 8, 2014 - 11:18am

Should Taxpayers Fund Confederate Memorials? Activists Say 'No'

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 14, 2014 - 11:02am

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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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