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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, 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.

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Alexander Stephens argued against Georgia's secession.  He later became Vice President of the Confederacy

Georgia Reflects On Secession

All this season I'm featuring the fascinating stories behind Georgia's Civil War sites. This week marks 150 years since Georgia lawmakers voted to secede from the United States. The room where they...

New Marker Explains Failed Slave Revolt

The Georgia Historical Society Monday installed a new Civil War marker in the southwest Georgia town of Quitman. The plaque commemorates a failed slave revolt in the town near the Florida border....

A New Civil War Website!

On Georgia Traveler, we are gearing up for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War next year by visiting important and interesting Georgia sites all season long. But between episodes, you can visit...

The Georgia Historical Society has unveiled a new marker at Fort Hill in Dalton honoring Civil War-era black troops.

New Marker Tells Story of African-American Soldiers

Georgia Traveler is highlighting Georgia's Civil War sites this season.  It's in anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the war next year. A marker now commemorates the only site in Georgia where...

Runners kick off the annual "B*ATL" -- Atlanta's Battle of Atlanta festival -- in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta.

Walking the Battle of Atlanta

We had a (hot) but rewarding shoot on Saturday in Kirkwood/East Atlanta Village re-tracing the steps of the July 1864 Battle of Atlanta. It's the annual B*ATL Festival marking the Battle of Atlanta...


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