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

April 13, 2011 - 5:42pm
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 12, 2011 - 6:39pm
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 - 2:49pm
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 11, 2011 - 2:18pm
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 6, 2011 - 6:00pm
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...

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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