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

July 28, 2009 - 10:43am
Tonight on All Things Considered from 4 - 6:30 PM. Top economic forecasters assess Georgia's midyear economic status. Colleges plan furloughs. Plus, meet teachers saving money by raising their own...
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July 22, 2009 - 2:31pm
Why didn’t more people predict the Wall Street meltdown? What’s more, why didn’t business and finance reporters – the people paid to explain Wall Street to the rest of us – see it coming? When...
July 22, 2009 - 10:38am
Tonight on All Things Considered. Georgia's utility regulators head to Washington to fight cap and trade climate legislation. Plus, Democrats showdown with Republicans trying to attach a gun...
July 21, 2009 - 11:59am
Tonight on All Things Considered. Governor Sonny Perdue gives us the latest on two of Georgia's biggest woes -- water and the state budget. Plus, details on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's assessment...
July 16, 2009 - 3:42pm
Georgia is inching up the ranks in foreclosure ranking. RealtyTrac.com says the state ranked sixth in the nation during the first half of 2009. This is reported in today's Atlanta Business...

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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