- B.A., comparative literature, Barnard College of Columbia University
B.A., comparative literature, Barnard College of Columbia University
Rickey Bevington is president of The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, a position she has held since January 2022. The International Women's Forum recently named her among their 2022-2023 Fellows. She was previously a senior correspondent with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB).
The council, a nonpartisan membership organization whose vision is to inspire Atlanta to lead globally, is affiliated with Georgia State University. Bevington also holds an appointment as an executive in residence with the university’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
During her 15 years at GPB, Bevington has held leadership positions both on and off the airwaves. As host and executive producer of multiple television and radio programs, her work was recognized with two Emmy Awards. She hosted “Ask The Mayor” with Atlanta’s Keisha Lance Bottoms and interviewed numerous public figures including former President Jimmy Carter, former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Under her tenure as news director, GPB won the organization’s first national Edward R. Murrow award for journalism excellence. Bevington also led GPB’s newsroom transformation into a multi-bureau, all-platform operation. She regularly moderates candidate debates for the Atlanta Press Club and moderated the World Affairs Council’s International Women’s Day events between 2016 and 2020.
Bevington has significant international expertise through her work as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Local Journalists Initiative, the German Marshall Fund, Climate Action Women, the French-American Foundation, and the Georgia Council for International Visitors among other organizations.