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Jeremy Markovich in Tick Bite, North Carolina in 2018.

What is the North Carolina Rabbit Hole?

Great question! The North Carolina Rabbit Hole is a newsletter written by me, Jeremy Markovich. I’ve been wandering around this state as a journalist for nearly two decades, and I’ve got stories to tell. By subscribing here or checking out my website, you’ll get a better idea about the state you’re in. You can also listen to my podcast, Away Message, about North Carolina’s most remote, interesting, and forgotten places and people.

Who am I?

I received my North Carolina green card after living here since 2005, but I’m an Ohioan by birth and was a West Virginian for a few years. I trained as a broadcast journalist and spent most of my career as a producer, with a few forays into video photojournalism and on-air reporting. For more than ten years, I’ve written for magazines and online publications like Charlotte magazine, SB Nation, Politico, and CBS Sports. I work in communications at Wake Forest University, and just before that, I spent six years at Our State magazine, where I was a writer, podcast producer and host, digital manager, and more. For those of you who care about awards, I’ve won two regional Emmys, which are the shiniest ones in my collection. But I’ve also got some stuff from TV and magazine journalism hanging on my wall. I live outside of Greensboro, North Carolina with my beautiful and understanding wife and my two kids and, formerly, a very good dog. I also worked as a whitewater raft guide and a golf course caddy a while ago. I like hockey and burrito bowls. I used to sleep late.

I love talking about North Carolina. To practically anyone. If you’re interested in having me as a speaker, where it’s on a show, a podcast, an event, a class, or a large or small group, you can reach me here:

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Jeremy Markovich is a writer, producer, podcaster, and journalist based in North Carolina.