Rickey Bevington

Rickey Bevington

News Director

Department: Radio

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Twitter: @rickeybevington

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

April 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
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 16, 2013 - 6:58am
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...
January 28, 2013 - 7:03pm
The issue of Georgia taxpayers’ dollars supporting private schools is at the center of a new debate. A 2008 law allows Georgians to take a tax credit after making a charitable donation to certain...
November 27, 2012 - 3:09pm
The Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta went public Tuesday with its discovery that a former employee stole $1,438,000 million from the organization over five years. The internal probe began November 1...
June 28, 2012 - 12:17pm
Georgia's Republican lawmakers reacted with disappointment Thursday to the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling upholding the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law, the Patient Protection...

Recent Blog Posts

Georgia Traveler - April 11, 2011 - 2:40pm
Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. A new marker now stands at the site where Union General William T. Sherman ordered what’s known as the “Burning of Atlanta.”...
Georgia Traveler - March 21, 2011 - 4:46pm
While I haven't (yet) visited this battlefield on Georgia Traveler, we can all celebrate this important recognition of an important Civil War site. Details from the Georgia Department of Natural...
Georgia Traveler - March 16, 2011 - 5:16pm
This season on Georgia Traveler I've been taking you to historical sites throughout the state. While Civil War-era sites are getting the most attention right now because this year is the 150th...
Georgia Traveler - February 28, 2011 - 5:45pm
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...
Georgia Traveler - February 17, 2011 - 7:49pm
If you love Georgia Traveler, then go see Robert Redford's upcoming film "The Conspirator." Why? Because, "A" it's about the Civil War, which we are featuring this season on the show and, "B" it...

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