Jeremy Markovich is an award-winning journalist whose work spans nearly every medium. He’s a longtime writer for magazines and online news outlets, and has more than a decade of experience in all facets of television news. His curiosity frequently gets the best of him.
Born and raised in Ohio, Jeremy moved to West Virginia after graduating from Ohio University in 2002, and worked as a reporter, photojournalist and producer at WSAZ, the NBC affiliate in Huntington-Charleston, W. Va. He then moved to WCNC, the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, and served as a producer, reporter, photographer and multimedia journalist. His duties over the next decade included producing newscasts, supervising the production of news and sports specials and creating multimedia projects for on-air and online. In 2011, Jeremy won two Emmy awards for his work producing a live swim race and an investigative news special which took a critical look at North Carolina’s system of state-run liquor stores. His reporting utilized a mix of data, social media, shoe-leather reporting and creative storytelling to clarify the day’s more complex topics. He was also the producer of the Carolina Panthers’ post-game television show for eight seasons.
In 2009, Jeremy wrote his first story for Charlotte magazine, a longform account of a blind hiker who completed the 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail. The story won several national awards, including the 2010 National City and Regional Magazine Award for personality profile. His first story for SB Nation chronicled the life and tragic death of race car driver Dick Trickle, and was among the most-clicked on sbnation.com in 2013, was included in “The Best American Sports Writing 2014,” and received recognition from several high-profile sites, including the Wall Street Journal, Deadspin and longform.org. He served as a writer and columnist for Charlotte magazine for six years, and has also written for Politico, CBS Sports, the Wharton Alumni magazine, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Sports on Earth, and The Billfold. He’s written for Our State magazine since 2011 and became the publication’s senior writer/editor in 2015. In 2017, he launched Away Message, the magazine’s first podcast, and served as host, producer and editor.
In addition to his writing, Jeremy was also a raft guide at the U.S. National Whitewater Center where he infrequently flipped his boat (unless his guests asked for it). He also plays hockey and the harmonica, and wishes he could commute by bicycle more often. He currently lives near Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, son, daughter, and a dog.
Award Winning Work:
A Long Way To The Sea: 200 Miles. Eight Days. One River.
Our State | November 2016 | Winner: 2017 National City and Regional Magazine Award for Multiplatform Storytelling. Listed as a notable story in Best American Sports Writing 2017
Elegy of a Race Car Driver: The Good Times, Hard Life, and Shocking Death of Dick Trickle
SB Nation | July 2013 | Featured in Best American Sports Writing 2014, longform.org‘s Best of 2013: Sports
Blind Faith: What does it take for a blind man to hike the 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail?
Charlotte magazine | January 2009 | Winner: 2010 National City and Regional Magazine Award for Personality Profile, 2011 Green Eyeshade Award for Magazine Feature Writing, 2010 Clarion Award, Magazine Feature Article (Circulation 100,000 or less)
The Most Remote: in search of the state’s most remote spot.
Away Message | July 2017
The Final Voyage of the Agnes E. Fry
Our State | June 2017
The Unlikely Ornament King of Gastonia
Our State | December 2016
A Chef’s Life, A Chef’s Town
Our State | November 2015
I Ran the Worst 5K of My Life So I Could Explain Gerrymandering to You
Politico | November 2017
The Mainstreaming of Nikki Haley
Politico | February 2016
Inside the Curious Mind of Jonah Berger
Wharton Magazine | Spring/Summer 2017
Lost Dawgs: Twenty years after Art Modell’s public betrayal, has Cleveland moved on?
CBS Sports | November 2015
President Tressel: The man who rebuilt Ohio State football is back where he first built his legend.
CBS Sports | December 2015
Over The Edge: Once a year, hundreds of people voluntarily jump off one of America’s largest bridges and into West Virginia’s New River Gorge.
SB Nation | November 2013 (Photographs and writing)
Frayed Pride and Fried Pickles
Charlotte magazine | April 2011
How I Convinced A Powerball Jackpot Winner That He Lost
The Billfold | January 2016
An In-Depth Look At The Picture That Killed The Dab
The Cauldron | December 2015