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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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'Unhappy Taxpayer' Becomes One Of DeKalb's Newest Lawmakers

More women are running for elected office this fall. The number of female candidates for U.S. Congress has doubled since 2016. In Georgia, DeKalb County activist Viola Davis launched a last minute c...

June 6, 2018

David Sedaris Wields Signature Wit To Confront Death, Aging In 'Calypso'

A new book of short stories by David Sedaris includes his signature humorous family antics, from clothes shopping in Japan to naming the family beach house "Sea Section." But in Calypso , the 61-yea...

May 30, 2018

Georgia Elections Affect Everything From School Safety To Your Power Bill

Primary election day is May 22 and all of the state's top elected officials are on the ballot. There will be a new governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state. Every U.S. House seat is up a...

May 21, 2018

Cristo Rey Atlanta's Greatest Lessons Come Outside The Classroom

In this afternoon Latin class at Cristo Rey Atlanta’s downtown building, 20 uniformed teenagers recite words illuminated on the wall by an overhead projector. But it’s no ordinary Catholic schoo...

May 17, 2018

'Unprecedented' Signature, Record-High Vetoes Mark Georgia Governor's Final Bill Signing

Governor Nathan Deal is ending his final year in office by vetoing a record-high 21 bills . Yesterday marked the close of a 40-day window in which the Governor could veto a bill, sign it, or let it ...

May 9, 2018

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Teachers Banned For A Year

Banned for a year. That’s the punishment handed down Thursday to four Georgia educators. The punishment for the Glynn County teachers comes after a cheating scandal uncovered earlier this year by a...

November 12, 2009 - 2:41pm

Michelle Obama's Georgia Roots

The New York Times recently revealed that First Lady Michelle Obama has Georgia roots. The First Lady’s great, great, great grandmother Melvinia Shields was a slave on a small farm near Jonesboro...

November 11, 2009 - 2:39pm

Atlanta Mayoral Race: Norwood/Reed Run-off?

Why race, party, and business ties matter for Atlanta's next mayor. GPB's Rickey Bevington previews Tuesday's mayoral election in Atlanta with Walter C. Jones of the Morris News Service and Dave...

November 2, 2009 - 11:21am

Dogs Rescued from Neglect

Nearly 100 dogs living on several rural acres with little or no food or housing needed rescue Thursday from a suspected dog fighting operation in East Dublin. Lauren County authorities started the...

October 15, 2009 - 1:36pm

State Ethics Commission Tables Oxendine Investigation

The Georgia State Ethics Commission says they need more information before they can move forward with an investigation into Republican Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine’s campaign financing....

October 15, 2009 - 10:29am

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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...

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August 5, 2015 - 11:24am

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