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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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Archive News Articles

Crime Novelist Karin Slaughter Talks ‘Cop Town’ and The Atlanta Child Murders

Crime novelist Karin Slaughter’s neighborhood in Jonesboro, Georgia has a lot to do with her work today. She was a child when the city of Atlanta elected its first black mayor, and during the Atlanta...

July 9, 2014 - 11:15am

Could Self-Driving Cars Be Coming To Georgia? One Politician Hopes So

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...

July 8, 2014 - 2:05pm

Georgia’s Gun Law Goes Into Effect Soon And School Districts Aren’t Jumping At The Changes

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....

June 30, 2014 - 12:40pm

Catching Up With Columbus Native And Blues Legend Robert Cray

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 4, 2014 - 9:45am

No Known Threats To Georgia After Boston Attacks

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...

April 16, 2013 - 2:58am

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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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