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

February 15, 2011 - 7:43pm
Nearly 100 Home Depot stores across Georgia are now hiring seasonal workers. The employment boost comes with the chain’s so-called “Spring Black Friday.” The Atlanta-based company needs 60,000...
February 15, 2011 - 7:35pm
180 new manufacturing jobs are coming to Columbus. Aerospace company Pratt & Whitney is expanding its plant there. Workers at the Columbus Engine Center overhaul military and commercial aircraft...
February 14, 2011 - 5:24pm
The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport in Albany has seen a surge in passengers in the past year. Busier regional airports may be a sign that Georgia’s economy is recovering. More than 35,000 people...
February 10, 2011 - 4:47pm
Georgia’s timber industry is worth $28 billion a year. But a new study says the state’s untouched forests are worth even more. Researchers with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry...
February 8, 2011 - 6:09pm
Creditors have given the owners of Reynolds Plantation an April deadline to come up with 30-million dollars. Now officials with the exclusive vacation community on Lake Oconee will sell golf courses...

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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