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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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Demographics Drive Tight Atlanta Mayoral Election

The race to become Atlanta’s next mayor is at a bit of a standstill. Here’s where things stand after yesterday’s runoff election between two Atlanta City Councilwomen. Democrat Keisha Lance Bo...

December 6, 2017

Happy Birthday To Macon's Little Richard

"Happy birthday!" to one of Georgia’s most iconic musicians. Little Richard was born in Macon on December 5, 1932. He grew up singing gospel in the Pentecostal church. His big break came in Septem...

December 5, 2017

On Second Thought For Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New FBI data show an uptick in reported hate crimes. Nationwide, 2016 saw more than 6,100 incidents, up by more than 270 from the year before. Georgia reported a drop in hate crimes during that peri...

December 5, 2017

Is Atlanta A Good Place To Be Single?

A recent survey from WalletHub lists Atlanta as the second best city to be single . What makes a city a strong place for dating? We talked with blogger Brittany Manson of the " Alone in Atlanta " bl...

December 5, 2017

Why There Isn't More Hate Crime Training For Police

According to new FBI data released last month , there were more than 6,100 reported hate crimes in 2016, up by more than 270 from the year before. Georgia reported a drop in hate crimes during that ...

December 5, 2017

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Lessons Learned From The Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal

The trial of a dozen former educators and administrators accused of cheating in the Atlanta Public Schools is now underway. During opening statements this morning, a prosecutor said those educators...

September 29, 2014 - 5:58pm
GPB's Rickey Bevington with singer/songwriter Raury.

18-Year-Old Georgia Singer/Songwriter Raury To Open For Outkast

Leading a next generation of southern musicians is Raury Tullis, who opens for Outkast this weekend. Known simply as Raury, he grew up in Stone Mountain outside of Atlanta, and taught himself music...

September 26, 2014 - 7:01pm

No End In Sight For Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Lockout

A bitter contract dispute has halted the upcoming 70th season of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which was slated to begin tonight. Reporter Adam Ragusea has been following this story. He joined GPB...

September 25, 2014 - 5:30pm

Garth Brooks: Back To Atlanta After 20 Years

Country music legend Garth Brooks returns to Atlanta after a long hiatus. His performance Friday with wife, Georgia native Trisha Yearwood, is the first of seven upcoming shows in Atlanta —– the...

September 19, 2014 - 6:31pm

Atlanta Reverend: Bruce Levenson’s Premise Was Wrong

The Atlanta Hawks CEO says general manager Danny Ferry will be punished for making racially charged comments about a free agent. Ferry is the second Hawks official who facing backlash for racially–...

September 9, 2014 - 8:46pm

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The 43rd Annual Great Locomotive Chase Festival in Adairsville, Ga.
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Fun Trip To Adairsville!

We had a great shoot Saturday at the 43rs Annual Great Locomotive Chase Festival in historic downtown Adairsville. We visited the Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum, watched the parade, ate...

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'Explore Georgia' Goes Mobile

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Today In Georgia History

Hey Georgia Travelers! We're having a ball traveling all over the state shooting and producing stories for our upcoming season of the show. Tune in for my visits to Chickamauga Battlefield,...

September 2, 2011 - 1:30pm
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Rare Civil War Letter On Display

Hey Georgia Travelers! You can soon see for yourselves more rare Civil War artifacts discovered this year in Millen at the Camp Lawton prison stockade. Here's GPB's Orlando Montoya's report on the...

August 18, 2011 - 10:00am
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ATLANTA (Associated Press) -- The privately owned 16-acre tract on Burnt Hickory Road is thick with pines and young hardwoods, but little else of interest other than its role as a staging ground for...

August 15, 2011 - 12:24pm

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