|Born||May 28, 1949|
Winston-Salem, NC, United States
A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he attended Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1971 with a degree in history. In 1985–86 he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Ethridge began as a reporter for the Associated Press, worked as a reporter and editor at The Charlotte Observer and was managing editor from 1979 to 1988. He played a key role in the newsroom’s two Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service – for an investigation of brown lung disease and for the PTL scandal.
From 1989 to 1998, Ethridge was president and publisher of The Business Journal of Charlotte. He supervised a number of other business journals across the country and several publications devoted to NASCAR racing for Newhouse/Advance.
In 1998, Ethridge became president and part-owner of The Cotter Group, a NASCAR-based sports public relations and marketing agency based in Harrisburg, North Carolina, which became a part of Clear Channel Communications in 2000.
He was president of Carolina Parenting, Inc. which publishes Charlotte Parent magazine and the parenting magazines in Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point and Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill from 1990-2014.
His second novel, Fallout, was published in February 2012 by NewSouth Books.
Ethridge has been married since c. 1972. He has two grown children.
"Grievances" (2006) "Fallout" (2012)
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