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.
Bevington fosters inclusive, democratic discourse both locally and globally. She hosts an ongoing live radio program with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms answering audience questions. In 2019, she trained with the Council on Foreign Relations and traveled to Ukraine to explore propaganda and civic engagement during that nation’s presidential election. The year prior, she received a grant to study media freedoms in Hungary and Serbia. Both Georgia Trend Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle have named Bevington among the “40 Under 40” leaders making a positive impact in Georgia. In 2014, Bevington was named a German Marshall Fund of the United States Marshall Memorial Fellow to study public policy and transatlantic relations in Belgium, Sweden, Montenegro, Poland and Germany.
Bevington sits on the boards of the Atlanta Press Club and the Georgia Council for International Visitors.