Rickey Bevington is a two-time Emmy award-winning American journalist and influential advocate for independent media. She is the Atlanta-based host of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Her reporting appears on national television and radio outlets including NPR and PBS NewsHour and has garnered honors including from the Edward R. Murrow Awards and Society of Professional Journalists.
Rickey’s career in public service journalism is rooted in her belief that a well-informed citizenry is the bedrock of democracy. Her TEDx talk is "The Future Of News Is In Our Hands" and she advocates for press freedoms in the US and internationally. She is among 21 prestigious Young Leaders of the French-American Foundation. Rickey serves on the Board of the Atlanta Press Club and is a Trustee of the Georgia Council for International Visitors.
Named "Best On Air Personality" by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, Rickey draws on nearly two decades of live television and radio expertise as a public speaker, event moderator, on-camera host and voiceover artist. She has interviewed icons as diverse as former President Jimmy Carter, singer Dolly Parton, author David Sedaris and filmmaker Ken Burns. Rickey hosts documentaries, appears in films and is regularly invited to moderate live audience interviews, expert panels and candidate debates.
"Rickey manages to create magic for the audience and leave us all wanting more."