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As GPB's News Director of TV, Radio & Digital, Rickey oversees news and public affairs programming across the nation's third-largest public television market, 16 radio stations, www.gpb.org and social media platforms. Her media career spans cable entertainment at Sundance Channel and Showtime Networks, local TV news at WFSB-TV 3 (CBS) in Hartford, Conn., publishing with Fodor's Travel and the Hartford Courant, and reporting for NPR and PBS. Rickey's awards and nominations include the Atlanta Press Club's “Journalist of the Year,” Southeastern Emmy Awards, Associated Press, and Society of Professional Journalists. Passionate about history, Rickey co-hosts GPB-TV's "Georgia Traveler" specializing in historical sites and heritage tourism. She is an active alumna of L.E.A.D. Atlanta and serves as board Chairman of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

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Alexander Stephens argued against Georgia's secession.  He later became Vice President of the Confederacy
Georgia Traveler - January 20, 2011 - 6:33am
All this season I'm featuring the fascinating stories behind Georgia's Civil War sites. This week marks 150 years since Georgia lawmakers voted to secede from the United States. The room where they...
Georgia Traveler - November 22, 2010 - 10:17am
The Georgia Historical Society Monday installed a new Civil War marker in the southwest Georgia town of Quitman. The plaque commemorates a failed slave revolt in the town near the Florida border....
Georgia Traveler - October 21, 2010 - 10:23am
On Georgia Traveler, we are gearing up for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War next year by visiting important and interesting Georgia sites all season long. But between episodes, you can visit...
The Georgia Historical Society has unveiled a new marker at Fort Hill in Dalton honoring Civil War-era black troops.
Georgia Traveler - October 12, 2010 - 2:26pm
Georgia Traveler is highlighting Georgia's Civil War sites this season.  It's in anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the war next year. A marker now commemorates the only site in Georgia where...
Runners kick off the annual "B*ATL" -- Atlanta's Battle of Atlanta festival -- in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta.
Georgia Traveler - July 26, 2010 - 2:00pm
We had a (hot) but rewarding shoot on Saturday in Kirkwood/East Atlanta Village re-tracing the steps of the July 1864 Battle of Atlanta. It's the annual B*ATL Festival marking the Battle of Atlanta...

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