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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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Atlanta Family Embraces Quarantine Without City Comforts

When Georgia was going into effective lockdown in March, Atlanta attorney Parker Sanders and his family opted to spend their coronavirus quarantine in rural Alabama. Since then, between teleworking ...

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Diplomat Discovers The Pandemic's Silver Linings

During a global pandemic, the work of a diplomat can slow down and speed up. That was case for Consul General of Canada in Atlanta Nadia Theodore, who represents six states in the U.S. Southeast inc...

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Lack Of Charges In Glynn County Shooting Brings National Media Attention

In February, a 25-year-old black man went for a run near his family's home outside of Brunswick, Georgia, when he was shot to death by two white men who said they thought he was a robber. Now, the c...

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What You Need To Know: Understanding Georgia's COVID-19 Data

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October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm

Sam Massell On How Buckhead Got Its Name

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July 2, 2015 - 5:30pm

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