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’s served as a writer and columnist for Charlotte magazine, and has also written for Politico, CBS Sports, the Wharton Alumni magazine, 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 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.