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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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Archive News Articles

Crime Novelist Karin Slaughter Talks ‘Cop Town’ and The Atlanta Child Murders

Crime novelist Karin Slaughter’s neighborhood in Jonesboro, Georgia has a lot to do with her work today. She was a child when the city of Atlanta elected its first black mayor, and during the Atlanta...

July 9, 2014 - 11:15am

Could Self-Driving Cars Be Coming To Georgia? One Politician Hopes So

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...

July 8, 2014 - 2:05pm

Georgia’s Gun Law Goes Into Effect Soon And School Districts Aren’t Jumping At The Changes

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....

June 30, 2014 - 12:40pm

Catching Up With Columbus Native And Blues Legend Robert Cray

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 4, 2014 - 9:45am

No Known Threats To Georgia After Boston Attacks

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...

April 16, 2013 - 2:58am

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Atlanta Considered

A Growth Spurt For Atlanta's WonderRoot

“I’m not an arts guy,” the national editor said over the phone. “I don’t really like art stories.” This isn’t what a reporter wants to hear from someone who’s about to critique her arts story, a...

July 20, 2015 - 9:29am
Atlanta Considered

On Gay Marriage, Let's Celebrate The Debate

As the nation awaits word from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether states may ban the performing of same-sex marriage and whether they may ban the recognition of same-sex marriages performed legally in...

June 24, 2015 - 5:05pm
Atlanta Considered

Supporting Grieving Children, An Idea Whose Time Has Come

One of my favorite things about Atlanta is its philanthropic might. It seems that every Atlantan I know involves themselves in giving time and treasure to help people, animals, the environment,...

May 26, 2015 - 8:24pm
Atlanta Considered

10 Years Of Letters From A Stranger

I hope you stay a while once again...I wish you excellent health and all very excellent days ahead. How can we measure our impact on another person? A mother can assess what she means to her child...

May 15, 2015 - 1:32pm
Atlanta Considered

Transforming A Nation & Its Press

As a young child in 1980’s America, the Transformers loomed large in my little girl world. My brother Alden worshipped the heroic vehicles-cum-robots. Like many younger siblings, I loved anything my...

May 11, 2015 - 4:34pm

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