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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

March 28, 2011 - 3:12pm
Rain and high humidity over the past few days have helped fire crews in southeast Georgia. They say they’ve been able to make good progress fighting three large wildfires. Currently, more than 30,000...
March 25, 2011 - 6:11pm
Governor Nathan Deal Friday declared a state of emergency for four southeast Georgia counties plagued by wildfires. More than 20,000 acres are burning. Coffee, Long, Bacon and Clinch counties are...
March 16, 2011 - 5:51pm
A bill that would send 9-1-1 fees back to local communities has a chance to pass this legislative session. The House approved the measure Monday. It applies to a $1.50 monthly charge to pre-paid...
March 16, 2011 - 4:46pm
A new iPhone application allows people to tour Georgia historical sites with more ease. The Georgia Historical Society unveiled the app Wednesday. When you open it up anywhere in Georgia, it...
March 15, 2011 - 4:32pm
One of the world’s most prolific choreographers has chosen the Atlanta Ballet for her next project. Twlya Tharp will spend the next year creating a ballet for professional dancers as well as children...

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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