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

April 30, 2011 - 12:11pm
Property owners at Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee have voted against buying golf courses, marinas, clubhouses and other community assets from its developer. Linger Longer Development Company says...
April 21, 2011 - 5:31pm
Soldiers from Fort Benning will begin patrolling the bar district in Columbus Thursday night. George Steuber, deputy garrison commander at Fort Benning, says the military base will send courtesy...
April 21, 2011 - 4:05pm
Kia Motors Company is expanding production in West Georgia. And that means more jobs. Later this year Kia’s West Point plant will start making the Kia Optima Midsized Sedan. The company is already...
April 20, 2011 - 4:10pm
Several Georgia school systems face scrutiny for possible cheating on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. But the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently only looking into laws broken in...
April 18, 2011 - 3:26pm
Monday is the official ship day for Vidalia onions. A swath of 20 southeast Georgia counties is the only region in the world that grows the sweet vegetable. A panel of farmers and state officials...

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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