Rickey Bevington is an internationally recognized journalist and speaker who believes that well-informed citizens are the bedrock of democracy. Her 2017 TEDx talk "The Future Of News Media Is In Our Hands" empowers viewers to combat fake news. Based in Atlanta, Bevington is a mainstay with Georgians as local host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Her radio and television stories have drawn honors from Edward R. Murrow Awards (2016, 2014), Southeast EMMYS (2014), Atlanta Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. Prior to becoming Senior Anchor/Correspondent at Georgia Public Broadcasting, Bevington worked in cable entertainment at Sundance Channel and Showtime Networks, local TV news at WFSB-TV 3 (CBS) in Hartford, Conn., publishing at Fodor's and the Hartford Courant, and reporting for NPR and PBS Newshour. Bevington fosters democractic discourse both locally and globally. Each month, she hosts a live radio program with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms answering audience questions. In 2019, she trained at the Council on Foreign Relations and then traveled to Ukraine to explore propaganda and civic engagment. In 2018, she received a grant to study media freedoms in Hungary and Serbia. In 2015 and 2016, Georgia Trend Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle named Bevington among the "40 Under 40" leaders making a positive impact in Georgia. In 2014, Bevington was appointed to a prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She studied public policy and transatlantic relations in Belgium, Sweden, Montenegro, Poland and Germany. Bevington’s prior experience includes traveling in 2013 with the U.S. Department of State studying political parties of Sri Lanka and India. In 2011, she journeyed to Jordan, Egypt, Israel and Greece with the Middle East Travel Seminar. Bevington sits on the boards of the Atlanta Press Club and the Associated Press Media Editors of Georgia.