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

August 6, 2009 - 11:45am
Tonight on All Things Considered from 4 - 6:30. Grabbing for stimulus money to fund a coastal bike trail. Classical music from South America. Plus, why economists question the "Cash for Clunkers...
August 5, 2009 - 1:09pm
Tonight on All Things Considered from 4 - 6:30. Police departments join forces to catch fugitives living among us. Plus, is Russia trying to assert its military might by operating submarines off...
July 30, 2009 - 11:24am
Tonight on All Things Considered. Billions of dollars are on their way, but how should Georgia spend its stimulus money? Hear state leaders' plans. Plus, what's in a historic food safety bill...
July 29, 2009 - 11:43am
Tonight on All Things Considered from 4 - 6:30 PM. A tax holiday starts for Georgians ... can the state afford it right now? Plus, debate over vaccinating pregnant women against pandemic flu....
July 29, 2009 - 8:33am
Cable television network CNBC ranks Georgia workers among the top in the nation according to their America's Top States for Business '09 study. But on Tuesday experts in the state said it's not...

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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