Rickey Bevington is a mainstay with Georgians as local host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Based in Atlanta, 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.
Bevington believes democracy is built on a free press and an informed electorate. Her 2017 TEDx talk "The Future Of News Media Is In Our Hands" empowers viewers to combat fake news. Her passion is fueled by nearly two decades of media industry experience 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 Newshour.
In 2019, Bevington traveled to Ukraine to explore media literacy, propaganda and voters’ access to information ahead of the presidential election. The year prior, she traveled to Hungary and Serbia to study media freedoms and was invited to present her findings at a conference on global democracy.
Georgia Trend Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle named Bevington among the "40 Under 40" leaders making a positive impact in Georgia in 2015 and 2016.
In 2014, Bevington was appointed to a prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The honor included a journey through Europe examining 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 systems of Sri Lanka and India. In 2011, Bevington journeyed to Jordan, Egypt, Israel and Greece with the Middle East Travel Seminar.
Bevington serves on the boards of the Atlanta Press Club, Dad’s Garage Theater and the Associated Press Media Editors of Georgia.