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

June 10, 2011 - 3:53pm
Wildfires burning in southeast Georgia’s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge are creating smoky conditions for locals. Firefighters say the most dangerous air quality conditions are in the early morning and...
May 12, 2011 - 11:58am
Georgia is hoping to out-bid Tennessee for a federal transportation research center. Gov. Nathan Deal says if the state wins the so-called University Transportation Center, it comes with a $2.25...
May 12, 2011 - 11:40am
Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss is among a group of Senators pushing a bill to keep the Guantanamo Bay prison open. The detention facility off the island of Cuba holds terrorism suspects. The...
May 11, 2011 - 2:34pm
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will feature Georgia-grown produce this summer. Passengers on more than 17,000 flights in May and June will see a series of short videos about Georgia’s Vidalia onions,...
May 9, 2011 - 3:58pm
The world’s leading race driving school is moving to Georgia. Skip Barber Racing School will uproot its administrative offices from Connecticut to Braselton. The town northeast of Atlanta is where...

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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