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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.

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Fine Art At Sears, And Other 'Stuff You Missed In History Class'

Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey host the popular podcast Stuff You Missed In History Class in the Atlanta offices at HowStuffWorks at Ponce City Market. They joined me during our live show from the r...

November 18, 2016

Amendment 2: Funding The Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking in Georgia

The Safe Harbor Act is one of the four amendments Georgians will be voting on in next Tuesday's election. If it passes, the state will impose additional fees on those convicted of certain sex traffi...

November 3, 2016

A3C: Highlights From The Live Show

For this edition of Atlanta Considered, I went to Chrome Yellow Trading Company on Edgewood Avenue during the A3C hip-hop festival and conference. A3C is one of the nation’s largest urban music ev...

October 28, 2016

The Sun Sets On 'Murder Kroger'

Atlanta may see a first: Tonight thousands of people may come to a candlelight vigil for a grocery store. "Murder Kroger" as it's known closes its door tomorrow, October 28 after serving Ponce de Le...

October 27, 2016

Behind The 'Screams' Of Tyler Perry's Madea Halloween Movie

Atlanta-based director and actor Tyler Perry is prolific in stage, television and big-screen projects. Many are produced at Tyler Perry Studios at Atlanta's former Fort MacPherson. I sat down with P...

October 24, 2016

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Race, History And Public Transit: Atlanta's MARTA

When Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen first proposed the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority in the early 1960’s, he had a vision to connect Atlanta’s burgeoning metro communities by rail and bus....

October 16, 2015 - 6:10pm

Ed Baker Is 'Tired Of Hanging Out With Old People'

One of Atlanta's top media executives is leaving the newsroom for the classroom. Teaching at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business will be Ed Baker's third career. The 64...

October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm

Sam Massell On How Buckhead Got Its Name

President of the Buckhead Coalition Sam Massell tells the history and the present status of Buckhead. Massell: About 1838, the Irby family owned an all-purpose store/general store/bar/tavern....

August 15, 2015 - 11:24am

Georgia's Film Industry Is A Six Billion Dollar Business

Six Billion dollars is the amount the film and television industry brings to Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal's office released new data Thursday on the state's fiscal year that ended June 30th. According...

July 10, 2015 - 10:29am

Baton Bob Opts For 'Love Not Gay Marriage'

On any given afternoon, somewhere along Peachtree Road, Atlanta’s most famous costumed street performer is likely dancing along the sidewalk wearing a brightly-colored tutu, blowing a whistle and...

July 2, 2015 - 5:30pm

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Atlanta Considered

The Many Myths of 'Cabbagetown'

"Cabbagetown" is a unique name for a neighborhood. It’s east of downtown Atlanta – less than 100 acres of narrow streets and shotgun houses so close together a shotgun blast might pass through...

September 18, 2015 - 10:34am
Atlanta Considered

Rap Music's Roots In Atlanta's Bankhead Neighborhood

In the latest installment of our ongoing series about how Atlanta places got their names, today we turn to the west Atlanta neighborhood of Bankhead. This community took its name from the highway...

September 11, 2015 - 1:51pm
Atlanta Considered

Atlanta History Center Joins 'What's In A Name?'

We have exciting news! The Atlanta History Center has joined our efforts to answer your questions about where some of Atlanta's most curious names come from. Have a name to add to our growing list?...

September 8, 2015 - 12:29pm
Atlanta Considered

Buttermilk Bottom. Doraville. What's In A Name?

Cabbagetown. Disco Kroger. Five Forks Trickum Road. Dacula. These are just a few of the curious Atlanta names our audience members have submitted as part of our new series on how places in the...

August 19, 2015 - 4:56pm
Atlanta Considered

Foreign Investment And Stadium Tax Breaks: The Art Of The Sale

Convincing taxpayers that their money is being well-spent seems a particular challenge these days. Here in Georgia, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Governor Nathan Deal and the Cobb County Commission have...

August 5, 2015 - 11:24am

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