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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

Archive News Articles

Talking Women's Football With Atlanta Phoenix Founder, April Christler

There are professional women's football teams across the country, including teams in Savannah and in Atlanta. They use a smaller ball than what men use on the field, but the rules mirror those...

August 29, 2014 - 5:17pm

Why Are Southerners So Passionate About Football?

Why are Southerners so passionate about football? From Friday night lights to college championships to the Superbowl, people in the South love their pigskin. This week, we’re looking at why. Friday...

August 25, 2014 - 2:51pm

Art Against The Wall: Artist Radcliffe Bailey Reflects On The Civil War

This week marks the end of an Atlanta exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the famous Civil War battle that was a turning point in the city. But the Art Against the Wall exhibit at Gallery...

August 20, 2014 - 9:26pm

Amma Asante On 'Belle': People Are Hungry For Talent On Screen, Regardless Of Color

The annual Pan African Film Festival is back in Atlanta. Every year, the festival showcases film, art, and other creative works about people of African descent. This year, PAFF will present 55 films...

August 8, 2014 - 11:18am

Should Taxpayers Fund Confederate Memorials? Activists Say 'No'

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 14, 2014 - 11:02am

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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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