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

March 9, 2011 - 1:34pm
The world’s longest yard sale gets underway Friday. The 7th annual “Peaches to Beaches” yard sales spans 200 miles. It starts in Barnesville northwest of Macon and follows Highway 341 through 12...
March 8, 2011 - 3:04pm
New revenue numbers show collections are up significantly from this time last year. The state netted $148 million more last month over February 2010. The $715,270,000 taken in is up 26%. Individual...
March 7, 2011 - 6:05pm
Gov. Nathan Deal Monday appointed three new members to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority Monday. The three new members are: - Rose Lane Leavell, a third-generation tree farmer from Twiggs...
March 4, 2011 - 1:00am
The Georgia Historical Society, the state Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Battlefield Association are sponsoring a plaque telling the story of “Special Field Orders 15.” U.S....
February 28, 2011 - 3:50pm
A new historical marker in Columbus tells the story of a mob of women who led a bread riot during the Civil War. The Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the...

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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