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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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Determination After Devastation: Stories From Hurricane Irma

As the world comes to grips with the unprecedented damage of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, millions of Americans in the southeastern United States are working to rebuild their lives. Irma crossed into...

September 15, 2017

A Conversation With Ambassador Andrew Young

Ambassador Andrew Young has worn many hats in his storied life of service to Atlanta. In the 1970s, he served as a Congressman for Georgia’s 5th District and Ambassador to the United Nations as pa...

September 1, 2017

Inside Georgia’s Opioid Epidemic

Every day in the United States 91 people die of opioid overdose. That includes prescription opiates and heroin. Over a year, that’s more than ten times the number of people who died on 9/11. On to...

September 1, 2017

Georgians Will Now Be Able To Buy Alcohol At Breweries And Distilleries

Starting Friday, Sept. 1, Georgians won’t need to take a tour to sample alcohol at their favorite brewery. They’ll also be able to take some home with them. The new law, SB 85, breaks the strict...

August 31, 2017

Opioid Makers Calculate The Business Of Addiction

Opioids are a $10 billion industry for pharmaceutical companies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , from 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 persons died from overdose related...

August 29, 2017

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State To End Graduation Test

The state Board of Education on Wednesday approved phasing out the state graduation test. The change means students entering high school this fall won’t have to take the test to graduate. The test...

April 13, 2011 - 1:42pm

Flowers Foods Takes Over Competitor

Thomasville-based bread products company Flowers Foods is buying a major snack cake company. Flowers says taking over Philadelphia-based TastyKake gives the company access to 24 million more...

April 12, 2011 - 2:39pm

Many Georgians 'Excited' By Civil War

150 years ago Tuesday, Georgians woke up to news that southern troops had fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The American Civil War was underway. Three and a half years later,...

April 12, 2011 - 10:49am

Plaque Marks Burning of Atlanta

Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. A new marker now stands at the site where Union General William T. Sherman ordered what’s known as the “Burning of Atlanta...

April 11, 2011 - 10:18am

Rome Meets Smog Standards

The federal government says Floyd County, which includes Rome, meets smog standards. The Environmental Protection Agency commends local officials for working to improve air quality. Smog is made up...

April 6, 2011 - 2:00pm

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August 5, 2015 - 11:24am

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