Rickey Bevington

Rickey Bevington

News Director

Department: Radio

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Twitter: @rickeybevington

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

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...
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...

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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