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

March 29, 2011 - 6:04pm
A group of Air Tran employees have voted to unionize. Monday, 34 percent of eligible customer service, ramp and reservations agents agreed to be represented by the International Association of...
March 28, 2011 - 3:12pm
Rain and high humidity over the past few days have helped fire crews in southeast Georgia. They say they’ve been able to make good progress fighting three large wildfires. Currently, more than 30,000...
March 25, 2011 - 6:11pm
Governor Nathan Deal Friday declared a state of emergency for four southeast Georgia counties plagued by wildfires. More than 20,000 acres are burning. Coffee, Long, Bacon and Clinch counties are...
March 16, 2011 - 5:51pm
A bill that would send 9-1-1 fees back to local communities has a chance to pass this legislative session. The House approved the measure Monday. It applies to a $1.50 monthly charge to pre-paid...
March 16, 2011 - 4:46pm
A new iPhone application allows people to tour Georgia historical sites with more ease. The Georgia Historical Society unveiled the app Wednesday. When you open it up anywhere in Georgia, it...

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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