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Jon Craig

Reporter jcraig@dailyvoice.com

Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites. He is also the primary reporter for Daily Voice Plus Politics in Westchester and Fairfield.

Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Across a 35-year career, he's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Chicago, New York, Ohio & Washington, D.C and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

Jon also writes periodically for the Cornell Chronicle.

Career Highlights:

  • -- Covered Metro-North train wreck that killed a motorist and five commuters, 2015
  • -- Researched state investigative project for PublicIntegrity.org, 2011-12
  • -- National MADD award for database analysis of repeat drunk drivers in Ohio, 2008.
  • -- Henry F. Guggenheim Fellow, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2010.
  • -- Sentenced to jail for protecting confidential sources (won on appeal), 1999.
  • -- Broke 30th anniversary story about Kent State shootings — using FBI records, resurrecting theory a student informant triggered fatal National Guard volley, May 2000.
  • -- Covered Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks.
  • -- Uncovered voting problems before & during presidential recount in Ohio, 2004.
  • -- Witnessed botched Death Row execution of Romell Broom in 2009, one of more than a dozen I covered; Wrote about three inmates whose death sentences were commuted to life without parole.
  • -- Won IRE, SDX and multiple national & state awards for series led by Erik Kriss investigating New York General Assembly. 1994.
  • -- Guest lecturer at universities in NY & Ohio. Taught Syracuse high school journalism class.
  • -- Co-authored IRE-award winning series on illegal restraints/beatings at juvenile detention centers. Gov. Mario Cuomo had NY inspector general confirm what Hart Seely and I found at Division for Youth & fired top directors, 1993.
  • -- Survived Air Force Kool School training at North Pole, 1996.
  • -- Covered Persian Gulf wars, including 2002 bomb missions from Turkey, and stateside Army/Air Guard training. 1991.
  • -- Supervised overnight coverage of Pan Am Flight 103 after Libyan bomb killed 35 Syracuse University students over Lockerbie, Scotland, 1988.
  • -- Covered aftermath of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s fatal plane crash from Cape Cod, 1999.
  • -- Greeted Kurt Vonnegut Jr. as Cornell Sun sports editor during daily's 100th anniversary dinner in May 1980. 

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Motorist Trapped, Airlifted In Jersey Shore Crash (DEVELOPING)

    Motorist Trapped, Airlifted In Jersey Shore Crash (DEVELOPING)

    A driver overturned into a pole and became trapped, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24 on Roiute 70 in Lakehurst, initial reports said.A victim was being airlifted to an area hospital. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  2. Bear Sighted In Lakewood (DEVELOPING)

    Bear Sighted In Lakewood (DEVELOPING)

    Lakewood police purportedly were responding to several bear sightings, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.Sightings were reported between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. including near Second Street, initial reports said.The bear also was sighted on the campus of Georgian Court University in Lakewood.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. Man Found Dead Near Pleasantville Strip Club Died Accidentally: Report

    Man Found Dead Near Pleasantville Strip Club Died Accidentally: Report

    An autopsy has concluded that the 19-year-old man found dead near a strip club in Pleasantville after an alleged assault died accidentally, NJ Advance Media reported.Irving Mayren-Guzman, of Egg Harbor Township, ran from Centerfolds Cabaret on Jan. 23 after a fight with three men who were later charged with assault. Mayren-Guzman's body was found two days later in a marsh.Jamaul ...

  4. Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle In Central Jersey (DEVELOPING)

    Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle In Central Jersey (DEVELOPING)

    A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Central Jersey, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The crash occurred at about 10 a.m. Friday June 24 on North Washington Avenue in Dunellen, initial reports said.The victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  5. Pedestrian Struck By Car On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    Pedestrian Struck By Car On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The crash occurred after 10 a.m. on Friday, June 24 at Lacey Road and Manchester Boulevard in Manchester Township, initial reports said.A medical helicopter was requested for an airlift.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  6. Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze In Atlantic City (DEVELOPING)

    Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze In Atlantic City (DEVELOPING)

    Firefighters were battling a three-alarm blaze that involved multiple buildings, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The fire broke out before 9 a.m. on Friday, June 24 at St. James Avenue and Boardwalk in Atlantic City, initial reports said.Two buildings were well-involved with fire, reports said, and at least five shops were damaged. The buildings were evacuated.The main ...

  7. Crane Operator Killed After Flipping On Garden State Parkway: NJSP

    Crane Operator Killed After Flipping On Garden State Parkway: NJSP

    A crane operator was killed when his rig rolled over on the Garden State Parkway, authorities said.The crash occurred at 6:31 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 northbound near mile marker 135 in Woodbridge Township, State Police said.Preliminary information indicates that a Freightliner M2 truck traveling northbound overturned. As a result, the driver, Scott Stadnik, 49, of Flemington, ...

  8. South Jersey Police Officer Misused Database To Background Woman He Met Online: Prosecutor

    South Jersey Police Officer Misused Database To Background Woman He Met Online: Prosecutor

    A 41-year-old police officer from Burlington County has lost his public job after he used law enforcement databases to gain personal information about a woman he met online, authorities said.Kevin Bohn, 41, a Cinnaminson police officer, pleaded guilty earlier this week to falsifying or tampering with records, according to Acting Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw. Sentencing is set ...

  9. Lakewood Officer Charged With Punching Player, Fracturing Face At Men's Softball Game: Report

    Lakewood Officer Charged With Punching Player, Fracturing Face At Men's Softball Game: Report

    A Lakewood police officer was charged with aggravated assault after punching another player in the face and breaking a bone during an adult softball game, NJ Advance Media reported.Patrick Carney, 50, has been charged with aggravated assault and attempt to cause significant bodily injury, the outlet said, quoting a criminal complaint from Berkeley police.The incident stemmed from a ...

  10. Morris County Man Indicted In Fatal Alcohol-Related Boat Crash Into Cement Marker: Prosecutor

    Morris County Man Indicted In Fatal Alcohol-Related Boat Crash Into Cement Marker: Prosecutor

    A 19-year-old man from Morris County has been indicted in a fatal boat crash in Toms River, authorities said.On Wednesday,, June 22, Juan Fernandez, II, of Towaco, was charged with death by vessel and assault by vessel, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.The head-on crash into a cement marker occurred in Barnegat Bay in Toms River on June 13, 2021, ...

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