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

August 6, 2009 - 11:45am
Tonight on All Things Considered from 4 - 6:30. Grabbing for stimulus money to fund a coastal bike trail. Classical music from South America. Plus, why economists question the "Cash for Clunkers...
August 5, 2009 - 1:09pm
Tonight on All Things Considered from 4 - 6:30. Police departments join forces to catch fugitives living among us. Plus, is Russia trying to assert its military might by operating submarines off...
July 30, 2009 - 11:24am
Tonight on All Things Considered. Billions of dollars are on their way, but how should Georgia spend its stimulus money? Hear state leaders' plans. Plus, what's in a historic food safety bill...
July 29, 2009 - 11:43am
Tonight on All Things Considered from 4 - 6:30 PM. A tax holiday starts for Georgians ... can the state afford it right now? Plus, debate over vaccinating pregnant women against pandemic flu....
July 29, 2009 - 8:33am
Cable television network CNBC ranks Georgia workers among the top in the nation according to their America's Top States for Business '09 study. But on Tuesday experts in the state said it's not...

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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