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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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Meet the Women Transforming Atlanta's Startup Culture

Dawn Belisle | Delights by Dawn 46 years old Originally from Brooklyn, NY 2nd business started ...

August 22, 2016

Why Every New Business Isn't A Startup

Americans have been starting small businesses for centuries. So why does it seems like every new business is suddenly a “startup?” To unpack the jargon, Rickey Bevington spoke with Cassius Butts...

August 22, 2016

Sixty Years On, The Spirits of Manuel's Tavern Remain Strong

Legendary Atlanta restaurant Manuel’s Tavern re-opens this weekend after months of renovations. Manuel Maloof founded it in 1956 because, in his words,“Where else can a guy who makes $50 a week ...

August 5, 2016

The Case For Saving Atlanta’s Ugliest Library

Rickey Bevington looks at the most interesting debates about life in the South’s most prominent city. She is the Atlanta host for NPR's nationally syndicated "All Things Considered" weekdays from ...

July 19, 2016

Will The Super Bowl Bring More Sex Trafficking To Atlanta?

Atlanta consistently ranks high among sex trafficking hubs in America. ...

July 7, 2016

Archive News Articles

Teachers Banned For A Year

Banned for a year. That’s the punishment handed down Thursday to four Georgia educators. The punishment for the Glynn County teachers comes after a cheating scandal uncovered earlier this year by a...

November 12, 2009 - 2:41pm

Michelle Obama's Georgia Roots

The New York Times recently revealed that First Lady Michelle Obama has Georgia roots. The First Lady’s great, great, great grandmother Melvinia Shields was a slave on a small farm near Jonesboro...

November 11, 2009 - 2:39pm

Atlanta Mayoral Race: Norwood/Reed Run-off?

Why race, party, and business ties matter for Atlanta's next mayor. GPB's Rickey Bevington previews Tuesday's mayoral election in Atlanta with Walter C. Jones of the Morris News Service and Dave...

November 2, 2009 - 11:21am

Dogs Rescued from Neglect

Nearly 100 dogs living on several rural acres with little or no food or housing needed rescue Thursday from a suspected dog fighting operation in East Dublin. Lauren County authorities started the...

October 15, 2009 - 1:36pm

State Ethics Commission Tables Oxendine Investigation

The Georgia State Ethics Commission says they need more information before they can move forward with an investigation into Republican Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine’s campaign financing....

October 15, 2009 - 10:29am

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A Growth Spurt For Atlanta's WonderRoot

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On Gay Marriage, Let's Celebrate The Debate

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Supporting Grieving Children, An Idea Whose Time Has Come

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Transforming A Nation & Its Press

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May 11, 2015 - 4:34pm

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