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

July 14, 2014 - 3:02pm
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 8, 2014 - 6:05pm
Self–driving cars-- they're not science fiction any more. Georgia legislators are so serious about the idea, they want to pass a law that would make those cars legal on the road. Representative...
June 30, 2014 - 4:40pm
At midnight Monday Georgia's new gun law is set to take effect. One of its provisions allows Georgia school districts to let teachers carry guns. But no district is jumping at the option so far....
April 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
What’s it like to hang out with a blues icon? GPB News’ Rickey Bevington can tell you. She sat down with blues guitarist Robert Cray during GPB’s “On The Story” broadcast from the Savannah Music...
April 16, 2013 - 6:58am
There are no known threats to Georgia after Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Spokeswoman Crystal Paulk-Buchanan tells GPB state...

Recent Blog Posts

Georgia Traveler - September 2, 2011 - 5:30pm
Hey Georgia Travelers! We're having a ball traveling all over the state shooting and producing stories for our upcoming season of the show. Tune in for my visits to Chickamauga Battlefield,...
Georgia Traveler - August 18, 2011 - 2:00pm
Hey Georgia Travelers! You can soon see for yourselves more rare Civil War artifacts discovered this year in Millen at the Camp Lawton prison stockade. Here's GPB's Orlando Montoya's report on the...
Georgia Traveler - August 15, 2011 - 4:24pm
ATLANTA (Associated Press) -- The privately owned 16-acre tract on Burnt Hickory Road is thick with pines and young hardwoods, but little else of interest other than its role as a staging ground for...
Georgia Traveler - August 3, 2011 - 3:35pm
For all you Georgia Travelers joining me at Civil War sites this season, check out this fascinating conversation with two Georgia authors about the myths and legend of Confederate General Robert E....
Georgia Traveler - July 21, 2011 - 10:12am
Three Georgia parks are in the running to be named "America's Favorite Park." But they need your help! Vote today for your favorite. ATLANTA, GA., July 20, 2011 -- Three of Georgia’s State Parks –...

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