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 9, 2011 - 1:34pm
The world’s longest yard sale gets underway Friday. The 7th annual “Peaches to Beaches” yard sales spans 200 miles. It starts in Barnesville northwest of Macon and follows Highway 341 through 12...
March 8, 2011 - 3:04pm
New revenue numbers show collections are up significantly from this time last year. The state netted $148 million more last month over February 2010. The $715,270,000 taken in is up 26%. Individual...
March 7, 2011 - 6:05pm
Gov. Nathan Deal Monday appointed three new members to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority Monday. The three new members are: - Rose Lane Leavell, a third-generation tree farmer from Twiggs...
March 4, 2011 - 1:00am
The Georgia Historical Society, the state Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Battlefield Association are sponsoring a plaque telling the story of “Special Field Orders 15.” U.S....
February 28, 2011 - 3:50pm
A new historical marker in Columbus tells the story of a mob of women who led a bread riot during the Civil War. The Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the...

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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