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

February 24, 2011 - 7:33pm
One of the world’s largest flooring companies doubled its 4th quarter earnings. Mohawk Flooring’s success is a needed boost for a struggling Georgia industry. Thousands of jobs in northwest Georgia...
February 22, 2011 - 8:04pm
Athens officials are eyeing the North Oconee River for a major urban development project. The the plan is modeled after successful river districts in Greenville, South Carolina and Chattanooga,...
February 18, 2011 - 5:34pm
Delta Airlines is facing a $2 million fine by U.S. Department of Transportation. The sanction is a result of poor treatment of disabled travelers and lax response to written complaints about the...
February 17, 2011 - 6:56pm
A new survey says thousands of fake tax returns are coming out of Georgia prisons. It’s the second highest fraud cluster in the nation. U.S Treasury data shows the IRS shelled out $3.5 million to...
February 15, 2011 - 7:43pm
Nearly 100 Home Depot stores across Georgia are now hiring seasonal workers. The employment boost comes with the chain’s so-called “Spring Black Friday.” The Atlanta-based company needs 60,000...

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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