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 28, 2011 - 3:12pm
Rain and high humidity over the past few days have helped fire crews in southeast Georgia. They say they’ve been able to make good progress fighting three large wildfires. Currently, more than 30,000...
March 25, 2011 - 6:11pm
Governor Nathan Deal Friday declared a state of emergency for four southeast Georgia counties plagued by wildfires. More than 20,000 acres are burning. Coffee, Long, Bacon and Clinch counties are...
March 16, 2011 - 5:51pm
A bill that would send 9-1-1 fees back to local communities has a chance to pass this legislative session. The House approved the measure Monday. It applies to a $1.50 monthly charge to pre-paid...
March 16, 2011 - 4:46pm
A new iPhone application allows people to tour Georgia historical sites with more ease. The Georgia Historical Society unveiled the app Wednesday. When you open it up anywhere in Georgia, it...
March 15, 2011 - 4:32pm
One of the world’s most prolific choreographers has chosen the Atlanta Ballet for her next project. Twlya Tharp will spend the next year creating a ballet for professional dancers as well as children...

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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