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

June 10, 2011 - 3:53pm
Wildfires burning in southeast Georgia’s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge are creating smoky conditions for locals. Firefighters say the most dangerous air quality conditions are in the early morning and...
May 12, 2011 - 11:58am
Georgia is hoping to out-bid Tennessee for a federal transportation research center. Gov. Nathan Deal says if the state wins the so-called University Transportation Center, it comes with a $2.25...
May 12, 2011 - 11:40am
Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss is among a group of Senators pushing a bill to keep the Guantanamo Bay prison open. The detention facility off the island of Cuba holds terrorism suspects. The...
May 11, 2011 - 2:34pm
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will feature Georgia-grown produce this summer. Passengers on more than 17,000 flights in May and June will see a series of short videos about Georgia’s Vidalia onions,...
May 9, 2011 - 3:58pm
The world’s leading race driving school is moving to Georgia. Skip Barber Racing School will uproot its administrative offices from Connecticut to Braselton. The town northeast of Atlanta is where...

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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