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

July 14, 2014 - 3:02pm
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 8, 2014 - 6:05pm
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...
June 30, 2014 - 4:40pm
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....
April 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
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 16, 2013 - 6:58am
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...

Recent Blog Posts

Georgia Traveler - July 14, 2011 - 2:03pm
New markers being placed across Georgia are recognizing the Civil War history of long-ignored groups such as women, blacks and Southerners loyal to the Union. The latest marker was dedicated Thursday...
Georgia Traveler - July 8, 2011 - 2:51pm
During the American Civil War (1861-1865) thousands of men killed in battle were buried in unmarked graves. GPB Radio's Edgar Treiguts recently brought us the story of how modern scientists used DNA...
Georgia Traveler - July 4, 2011 - 4:54pm
This might just be the coolest app yet! My GPB Radio colleague Noel Brown reported on it Monday. Here's Noel's story: Starting this summer, visitors to the Augusta Canal can use their smart phones...
Georgia Traveler - April 27, 2011 - 7:19pm
My GPB Radio colleague Joshua Stewart found the coolest website that will help you travel the state exploring Civil War sites that represent what life was like for Georgians far away from the lines...
Georgia Traveler - April 18, 2011 - 6:26pm
There are hundreds of historic sites to visit in Georgia (and Georgia Traveler has taken you to many of them!). Now, there's one more reason to make your way to Mitchell County to visit an important...

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