Rickey Bevington

Rickey Bevington

News Director

Department: Radio

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Twitter: @rickeybevington

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 11, 2011 - 2:18pm
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 6, 2011 - 6:00pm
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...
March 29, 2011 - 6:04pm
A group of Air Tran employees have voted to unionize. Monday, 34 percent of eligible customer service, ramp and reservations agents agreed to be represented by the International Association of...
March 28, 2011 - 3:12pm
Rain and high humidity over the past few days have helped fire crews in southeast Georgia. They say they’ve been able to make good progress fighting three large wildfires. Currently, more than 30,000...
March 25, 2011 - 6:11pm
Governor Nathan Deal Friday declared a state of emergency for four southeast Georgia counties plagued by wildfires. More than 20,000 acres are burning. Coffee, Long, Bacon and Clinch counties are...

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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