Reporting & Anchoring
From 2014-2021, Rickey Bevington was the award-winning Atlanta-based host of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Her journalism appeared on national American television and radio outlets including NPR and PBS Newshour and garnered honors from the Edward R. Murrow Awards, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast (Emmys) and Society of Professional Journalists. She was invited to be an inaugural member of the Council on Foreign Relations' Local Journalists Initiative.
Bevington reported for PBS Newshour on security at the Georgia state capitol after the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Atlanta’s racial justice protests after the murder of George Floyd, Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s efforts to woo Black voters during the 2020 presidential election and Georgia’s 2020 U.S. Senate elections and historic runoffs. For the 2019 Democratic Presidential Candidate debate in Atlanta, she anchored her Georgia-based radio program live from the event at Tyler Perry Studios.
For national radio platforms like NPR and Marketplace, Bevington covered Super Bowl LIII, Major League Soccer, a newly-discovered Civil War prison and the restoration of a rare rural arts project. She has also featured Black and women’s history in Georgia, people’s experience living with disability and intimate testimonials by people living through the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. Bevington has participated in journalism training at Quinnipiac University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Council on Foreign Relations and Emerson College.
"Rickey is the definition of a consummate professional. She always brings her A-game and challenges those around her to do the same."
Bradley George, USF Public Media