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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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Fine Art At Sears, And Other 'Stuff You Missed In History Class'

Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey host the popular podcast Stuff You Missed In History Class in the Atlanta offices at HowStuffWorks at Ponce City Market. They joined me during our live show from the r...

November 18, 2016

Amendment 2: Funding The Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking in Georgia

The Safe Harbor Act is one of the four amendments Georgians will be voting on in next Tuesday's election. If it passes, the state will impose additional fees on those convicted of certain sex traffi...

November 3, 2016

A3C: Highlights From The Live Show

For this edition of Atlanta Considered, I went to Chrome Yellow Trading Company on Edgewood Avenue during the A3C hip-hop festival and conference. A3C is one of the nation’s largest urban music ev...

October 28, 2016

The Sun Sets On 'Murder Kroger'

Atlanta may see a first: Tonight thousands of people may come to a candlelight vigil for a grocery store. "Murder Kroger" as it's known closes its door tomorrow, October 28 after serving Ponce de Le...

October 27, 2016

Behind The 'Screams' Of Tyler Perry's Madea Halloween Movie

Atlanta-based director and actor Tyler Perry is prolific in stage, television and big-screen projects. Many are produced at Tyler Perry Studios at Atlanta's former Fort MacPherson. I sat down with P...

October 24, 2016

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Despite Obamacare, One In Five Adult Georgians Still Uninsured

Nearly a half–million Georgians breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after the nation's highest court upheld their right to federal healthcare subsidies. In a 6–3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled...

June 25, 2015 - 5:50pm

Georgia Bans Gay Marriage, But Not Gay Adoption

Georgia's 2004 voter-approved constitutional amendment bans same sex marriage as well as divorce. But there's no Georgia law against same sex adoption. Atlanta Attorney Merritt McAlister doesn't...

June 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

Restoring The Art And Mystery Of Pasaquan

When is a house a work of art? You’ll find one answer in rural southwest Georgia. After decades in decline, preservation is underway at Pasaquan, the seven-acre homestead of artist and performer...

June 18, 2015 - 8:13am

Congressman Hank Johnson: No Loaded Guns At Airports

Keeping loaded guns out of airports is the goal of a bill announced Monday by Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson. Speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, the DeKalb County Democrat...

June 15, 2015 - 5:59pm

Kennesaw State Students Learn History, Significance of the Hijab

Students at Kennesaw State University spent two days last week learning about the history and significance of the Hijab. Students also had the chance to wear the Muslim headscarf. This was part of...

October 6, 2014 - 12:07pm

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Atlanta Considered

Fathers Change Diapers, Too

The signs appear here and there as I maneuver my way around the Swedish capital city of Stockholm. On the bus, a professionally-dressed thirty-something rests a protective arm on an infant-laden...

April 29, 2015 - 2:02am
Atlanta Considered

When It Comes To Press Freedoms, First Things First

“When In Belgium, First Things First.” That’s the humorous caption I posted on an Instagram photo of a waffle food truck on my first day here in Brussels. Every carb-loving American knows to seek out...

April 20, 2015 - 4:41pm
News Muse

Six Words From A Southerner

What six words define southern identity? How about: “How Long ‘Til College Football Season” or “Mac And Cheese Is A Vegetable.” Or, maybe, “Don’t Confuse My Kindness For Weakness.” These are...

February 27, 2014 - 8:57am
M83 will play Friday at the CounterPoint Music Festival (photo by Timothy Saccenti)
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Instagram On A Deadline

Over the course of planning to cover a story this week, I have been struck by how much has changed in journalism since I started working at GPB nearly seven years ago. As a working journalist, I...

September 27, 2012 - 2:17pm
Starting Nov. 1, the Georgia State Archives in Morrow will be open by appointment. (photo courtesy elise.y)
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History By Appointment Only

Georgians got some tough news this week from the Secretary of State's office. State budget cuts are forcing the near-closure of the Georgia State Archives in Morrow come Nov. 1. The librarians and...

September 14, 2012 - 12:56pm

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