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

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...
September 15, 2011 - 3:04pm
A middle Georgia site is now on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list. The listing makes cleaning up the Armstrong World Industries site in Macon site a priority to protect people’s...
August 22, 2011 - 4:32pm
Come this fall, general issue license plates will have a new design. State officials Monday unveiled the colorful design featuring four orange peaches, a green field, blue sky, and a tree with pink...

Recent Blog Posts

Georgia Traveler - January 20, 2011 - 11:33am
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...
Georgia Traveler - November 22, 2010 - 3:17pm
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....
Georgia Traveler - October 21, 2010 - 2:23pm
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...
Georgia Traveler - October 12, 2010 - 6:26pm
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...
Georgia Traveler - July 26, 2010 - 6:00pm
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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