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Senior Anchor/ Correspondent
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As Senior Anchor/Correspondent, Rickey Bevington is a mainstay with Atlantans during the afternoon drive as local host for NPR's nationally syndicated "All Things Considered" weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Bevington brings more than 15 years of award-winning experience in the media industry including cable entertainment at Sundance Channel and Showtime Networks, local TV news at WFSB-TV 3 (CBS) in Hartford, Conn., publishing with Fodor's and the Hartford Courant, and reporting for NPR and PBS. Her work is recognized by local and national journalism organizations including the Southeast Emmys, Georgia Association of Broadcasters, Public Radio News Directors Inc, Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Bevington was recognized with the prestigious "History In The Media" award by the Georgia Historical Society. In her prior role as GPB’s News Director of TV, Radio & Digital, Bevington led the news team to win two regional Emmys and GPB's first national Edward R. Murrow Award. An Atlanta native, Bevington is a believer in volunteerism and shaping her community. She serves on the Board of the Georgia Associated Press Media Editors, the Atlanta BeltLine Young Leaders Council and has served as a board member and Chairman of the Board for the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. In March 2014, Bevington was the only Georgian appointed to a prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. While in the post, she travels throughout Europe studying public policy issues impacting the U.S. and the European Union. Bevington participated in L.E.A.D. Atlanta, an intensive eight-month leadership program, and she is an active member of the Atlanta Press Club.

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Plaque Marks Civil War Bread Riot

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...

Robert Redford and James McAvoy on the Savannah set of "The Conspirator." (photo courtesy Steve Edwards)

Go See 'The Conspirator!'

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...

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...

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