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  Rickey Bevington
Professional/Personal Overview
  Powerful writing, compelling storytelling, expert video and audio production and authoritative broadcast performance are the hallmarks of my 15 year journalism career. As a nationally-recognized, award-winning media veteran, the breadth of my expertise spans national television, radio, film, publishing, and digital and social media. I deliver high-quality feature and news print articles on topics ranging from southern food to the economy to politics, video field reports from tourist destinations and news events, in-studio on-camera anchoring, radio features, television and radio spot news, and celebrity interviews. My work is honest, collaborative and based on following through with deadlines and top-quality deliverables.
Work Info
Editor 2 Years
Writer 10 Years
TV Reporter 7 Years
Travel 4 Years
Arts & Humanities 10 Years
Business (general) 9 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
NPR (3-5), PBS (1-2), Marketplace (1-2), Fodors (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
ACT Bridge (1-2), Leadership Atlanta (1-2)
Other Work History
Chairman of the Board, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Computer Skills
Drupal, Word, Excel, Windows XP, Windows Vista, social media
Technical Skills
Adobe Audition audio editing
History in the Media Award, 2012, Georgia Historical Society
Best General Reporting, 2010, Associated Press of Georgia
Journalist of the Year nominee, 2008 Atlanta Press Club
Southeast Emmy Award nominee, 2007 - 2011
Unsung Hero Award, 2002, Showtime Networks, Inc.
Atlanta Press Club
Civil War & history reporting, southern food & culture, philosophy & Buddhism, alternative health
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Atlanta, GA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Fodor's, 4/8/2011)
It's been 150 years since the first shot was fired on Fort Sumter, prompting the start of the Civil War. The Civil War Sesquicentennial, which gets underway this month and lasts through April 7, 2015, will commemorate this tumultuous period in the U.S. Rickey Bevington's timeline covers its major ev
(Marketplace, 2/18/2011)
2011, marked 150 years since the start of the Civil War. And as Rickey Bevington reports from Georgia Public Broadcasting, some recession-scarred but history-filled communities are using the anniversary as a tourism opportunity.
(PBS NewsHour, 8/22/2010)
In August 2010, archaeologists unveiled the discovery of a Confederate prison camp in a rural part of Georgia. Rickey Bevington's story was part of a project called NewsHour Connect, where the best of public broadcasting from around the country is showcased.
(The Takeaway, WNYC/New York Times, 12/9/2009)
Live radio guest Rickey Bevington talks about the close run-off election in Atlanta between Kasim Reed and Mary Norwood. Mr. Reed led Ms. Norwood by 715 votes, a small enough margin to require a recount by state law.